Monday, April 4, 2011 3:00 p.m.
By Rich Tandler
At least one prominent NFL reporter says that Donovan McNabb to the Twin Cities still makes sense despite the fact that Brad Childress was fired last season and Leslie Frazier is now the Vikings head coach.In hisMonday Morning Quarterback article today, Peter King of Sports Illustrated wrote the following:I think the team that makes the most sense for Donovan McNabb is Minnesota. ... The Vikings can sleep better at night knowing they don't have to rely on Joe Webb with a suspect offensive line and a veteran defense as they try to make one last playoff run with this core. McNabb can be happy knowing he has one more chance to take a contender deep into the playoffs.It's important to note this is just King's opinion here. He does not cite any sources that say this is a possibility.King suggests the compensation could be a 2012 fourth-round pick that would elevate to a third if McNabb made 12 starts for the Vikings in 2011. In the same article, King says the odds are against the lockout ending before the 2011 draft, so any picks that the Redskins were to acquire for McNabb would have to be in later years.If I'm Mike Shanahan, I seriously consider this deal. Maybe the Redskins can squeeze a third that could upgrade to a second if McNabb and the team meet certain incentives. The Vikings are looking for a new stadium deal, and it could be difficult to pull that off if Webb is at the helm and the team tanks.What do you think? Is McNabb a good fit in Minnesota? Given the scarcity of QBs on the market, is a conditional third-fourth enough?Contact Tandler at RTandlerCSN@comcast.net.