Donovan McNabb – Extension Now Likely

5 06 2009

mcnabbIt had appeared that the Philadelphia Eagles were simply going to restructure Donovan McNabb’s current contract, giving the superstar QB a bump in pay and appeasing him while they try to figure out what in the hell to do with Kevin Kolb.  It now appears that the team is set to extend McNabb’s deal, by two years…and with $19 million in guaranteed money!  According to Geoff Mosher at courrierpostonline.com, “Under his current deal, McNabb can opt out of his contract after the 2010 season. That same year his backup, Kevin Kolb, is also bound for free agency.

A reworked deal would grant McNabb two more years to lead the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title and demonstrate that he’s still among the league’s elite, even past 30.

It would also give the team two years to decide whether the torch should be passed on to Kolb, the team’s 2007 second-round pick.

Mosher goes on to say, “The team’s opinion of McNabb is more optimistic since its awkward benching of the franchise leader at halftime of its 36-7 loss on Nov. 23 in Baltimore.  A resurgent McNabb rallied the Eagles into the postseason and to the NFC Championship for the fifth time in 10 years.”

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