Did Reid get best value for McNabb?by Eric Schwartz
Andy Reid has never been one to put on an entertaining press conference – ever.
So it should come to no surprise that Reid gave few details in his post -Donovan McNabb trade press conference. One thing that jumped out Sunday night was his refusal to answer a question which is sure to be discussed in Philly from now until the two teams meet next season.
The question: Was the offer from the Redskins (Second round pick this year, No. 37, and a third or fourth next year) the best on the table?
Reid sidestepped the question twice, answering that he did what was best for the Philadelphia and that he felt that Washington was a great fit for McNabb.
Later on CSN he repeated that he wanted to do what is best for Donovan McNabb and the Philadelphia Eagles.
So was there a better offer from a team like the Raiders that wouldn’t have made McNabb happy? Did Reid turn down a better offer from Buffalo because McNabb didn’t want to be there? Did Reid’s personal relationship with McNabb have an impact on his business decision?
In a perfect world both McNabb and the Eagles could get got the best possible deal out of this. This isn’t a perfect world, though.
This is a question that will be debated often. It’s one of about 100 questions that have popped up since the deal went down.
For the first time since 1999 the Eagles will have a leader under center not wearing No. 5
The post-McNabb era has officially begun.