Wilcots: McNabb didn’t play like franchise QB


A recent update on Donovan McNabb found him in “wait and see” mode regarding his future with the Redskins.  Though nothing on that front has changed, mounting evidence this offseason has pointed to the fact the writing is on the wall for McNabb and his time in Washington.

Given that a sizeable number of teams — as many as 11 — could be considered to have unsettled quarterback situations and it’s not a position of strength in (the pending) free agent market, McNabb could have plenty of suitors.

But what type of quarterback would those suitors be getting? Statistically, there’s little question McNabb had his worst season in 2010 as part of a Redskins team that struggled offensively. Based on that most recent body of work, NFL Network analyst Solomon Wilcots no longer views McNabb as a “franchise” quarterback.

“Last year, he fell off big-time, where he didn’t really make the plays to carry and lift the (Redskins) in a way that you would expect a franchise quarterback to be able to do so,” Wilcots said. “In my mind, the last sampling of McNabb’s body of work — go back to last year where he threw more interceptions than touchdowns for the first time in his career — would suggest he’s no longer that franchise quarterback. He’s got to go back and really put in some work, get himself into condition and work on his accuracy, if he’s ever going to play on that level again.”

Charles Davis has suggested McNabb would be a good fit for the Vikings, and it will be interesting to see which of the QB-needy teams kick his tires if (or as many expect, when) he gets released.

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