Raiders closing in on McNabbby Eric Schwartz
It looks like the Donovan McNabb era in Philadelphia will truly be coming to an end.
ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Raiders have emerged as the front runner for the quarterback and have all of the ingredients for the trade in place.
You can read the entire article here.
After reading this report there is only one thought in mind: Only the Raiders.
Oakland appears willing to deal away its second round pick (No. 39 overall) for McNabb even if he does not sign a contract extension before the deal is completed. This means they would be giving away a top pick for a one-year rental. Does anyone believe the Raiders will contend next year even with McNabb? Of course not. They are several years away from contention, but with Al Davis running the ship this news is not all that surprising.
If these reports do turn out to be true I would have to laud the Eagles for making the move. Knowing that the team does not intend on bringing McNabb back after next year, the ability to get a high second round pick in a stocked draft this season is a good bargain.
The only losers in this deal would be Oakland.
And that’s something Raiders fans are quite used to now.