A Donovan McNabb trade seemed inevitable this offseason after all the speculation and potential suitors stepping up to the plate. Well, it finally happened.
McNabb has been traded to the Washington Redskins per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The early favorites to land McNabb this offseason were St. Louis, Oakland and Minnesota. But it turns out the Eagles decided to move him to a division rival when all was said and done. Interesting and gutsy move by the Philly front office.
You have to believe there will be vengeance on the line each and every time McNabb suits up for the ‘Skins against the Eagles. And that will happen at least twice a year now that McNabb is a Redskin.
As if the NFC East was not entertaining enough.
From a fantasy perspective, this certainly gives a boost to the Redskins’ passing game. Chris Cooley should have another solid fantasy campaign granted he can return to health and retake his position over Fred Davis. Devin Thomas had a strong finish in 2009 and could become a McNabb favorite, and Santana Moss remains a decent deep-threat, big-play option as a fantasy WR3.
For the Eagles, this means the time is now for Kevin Kolb. He has the weapons to succeed in Philly with DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, Brent Celek and LeSean McCoy. Now he just needs to produce.
And it also means that Michael Vick is just one play away from being a starting quarterback again.