Vikings to Release McNabb
The Minnesota Vikings are making plans to release Donovan McNabb, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter.
McNabb, who was ineffective as the Vikings starter, was benched for first-round draft pick Christian Ponder during the 39-10 loss to the Chicago Bears, and Ponder has taken over as starter ever since. He only threw for 39 yards in his debut and threw for 1,026 yards in six games with Minnesota. The Vikings are in last place in the NFC North division at 2-9.
Some emerging suitors for McNabb's services could be the Houston Texans, despite signing Kellen Clemens and Jake Delhomme. The Chicago Bears, McNabb's hometown team, are in need of another quarterback, as Jay Cutler "could be" (in his own words) done for the season, and Caleb Hanie threw three interceptions in his first career start at Oakland, snapping a five game win streak. The Bears are currently 7-4 and sitting in a wild card spot in the NFC, and McNabb has a vast amount of postseason experience from his days with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was the Eagles QB for 11 seasons before getting traded to the Washington Redskins last year, then to Minnesota this year.
Does McNabb have enough left in the tank for another run? Or is this truly the end? He says he has a lot of football left in him, but will any NFL teams feel the same way? We shall find out in the very near future.