logan wrote:I'm just stunned they moved him in division even for what they got back.
Andy Reid was set on getting an early 2nd rounder, one way or another. When they first announced the new format whereby the first round of the draft is day 1 and the 2nd round starts day 2, Reid was quoted as saying how much he would love an early pick so as to have the night to sleep on it (and probably make more trades).
OAK was a good fit for that, but Reid, having shared the last 11 years with McNabb, didn't want to send him to a Black Hole like that (or BUF). WAS was in a similar situation and Reid made that choice. Says Paul Domowitch in today's Philly Daily News: "ANDY REID'S willingness to trade Donovan McNabb to the Redskins tells us a lot more about the kind of man he is than it does about his football judgment."Reid showed respect by trading McNabb to Redskins
Metroid wrote:Obviously Reid and Co. don't feel McNabb has anything left in the tank and isn't a threat...
Having followed this situation and the team very closely, I can tell you that it wasn't about that. In fact, my guess is that the team strongly believes that McNabb has quite a bit left in the tank. However, with Kolb, the future is now. He's been on the bench for a couple of years now, started 4 games last year and went over 300 in all 4 (and 400 in at least 1). DJACK, McCoy, Maclin. It's time for the offense to grow together. I believe we're headed for an 8 or 9 win season so that we can compete for a SB in 2011 (upgrades to the defense dependant).
Add to that that this was McNabb's contract year, his age, no collective bargaining agreement in place for next year, and 3
good QBs on the team and they had to make a decision. They weren't gonna trade Kolb.