Maybe it is just a matter of time before Donovan McNabb isn’t an Eagle. But until that happens, we’ll keep devoting blog space and air time to where McNabb will play next season.
NFL Total Access will hit the McNabb storyline hard again Thursday, starting with this: Where is the best fit for McNabb?
As that discussion ensued in today’s production meeting, analyst Solomon Wilcots and guest Torry Holt both reached the same conclusion: Philly is the best fit for McNabb. With his de facto no-trade clause (McNabb is entering the final year of his contract), he might be best served to stay put rather than a one-year exile elsewhere before he would hit free agency. Then, after next season, the choice is his (hello, Minnesota?). Of course, the Raiders have shown the willingness to make a deal for a player for one season (see Seymour, Richard), so it is truly anyone’s guess.
Here’s a few other items you’ll see on Thursday’s show:
- The 49ers are up on the State of the Franchise segment. The big question in San Francisco: Can the franchise count on Alex Smith? Holt says yes. Wilcots wants to see him do it over 16 games first. A solid point brought up Wilcots, though, is that Smith won’t succeed until the 49ers remedy their offensive line problems. Looking at the 49ers’ draft needs (they own the No. 13 and 19 picks), both are sold at least one of the picks will be an offensive lineman (names bantered around included Mike Iupati and Trent Williams).
- Holt will be in mock-draft mode, unveiling his top 10 picks. You’re going to want to check this out, because he has NO quarterbacks in his top 10 (you’ll find out why).
- NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora joins the show for the Around the League segment, and has some trade speculation involving the Washington Redskins to dish.