Donovan McNabb is in a unique position, entering the final year of his contract this season, his first with the Washington Redskins. One way or another, he’s due for a large payday soon.
From the outset following the trade, both McNabb and the Redskins have expressed interest in a long-term deal. Redskins GM Bruce Allen at one point said he sees McNabb as part of the team’s future for “years to come.”
McNabb told Washington-area reporters on Tuesday he expects to sit down, likely soon, and talk contract with the Redskins, per The Washington Post.
“We look forward to being able to sit down and talk about that. That will happen, maybe sooner than later,” McNabb said of his contract. “The thing about it is, at this particular point, I truly don’t focus on it. … For me, it’s just focusing in on the field and getting these guys ready …”
It shouldn’t be ignored that two other quarterbacks named Tom Brady and Peyton Manning also have contracts that expire after the upcoming season, and it’s believed the Saints want to work out an extension with Drew Brees. All of this could prove to be financially beneficial situation for McNabb once the quarterback market is set.