What a charmed life Chunky Soup McNabb leads. His career with the Eagles was impressive in some respects but McNabb could never follow through for a Super Bowl victory. So after more than a decade as Number 5, he got traded to the Washington Redskins.
During Donovan’s first year with the Redskins he is again mired in controversy and got benched by the team’s coach Mike Shanahan because he can’t grasp the team’s offense. Media hype and speculation about what the benching meant ensued.
So yesterday I read that Donovan has just signed a whopping $78.5 million dollar, 5-year contract with the Redskins. The $78.5 million would be if Donovan gets resigned and he completes all the incentives, however, this is still a huge amount of money for an “on again, off again”, nearly 34-year-old quarterback. Certainly more faith than I would put in Mr. McNabb based on present and past performances.
As a big thank you to the Redskins owner Dan Snyder, Donovan gets the stuffing beat out of him, at home, before the ink is dry.
After this huge loss to the Eagles (59-28), the Redskins drop to 4-5 for the season. Hardly a record that merits a contract of that size IMHO!