Now that the Donovan McNabb era has come to an end in Minnesota, speculation has grown over where he could land. The two most popular destinations have been the Chicago Bears and the Houston Texans. Both teams recently lost their starting quarterbacks and could be interested in a veteran to help guide them into the playoffs.
Both the Bears and Texans have strong running games to take the pressure off of McNabb, but it’s hard to envision him succeeding in Mike Martz’s offense in Chicago. The Texans use a short passing game that fits better with McNabb’s skill set, but after signing Jake Delhomme, it’s unlikely the franchise is interested in spending an extra $1.5 million to bring in another veteran.
Here’s the bigger problem. McNabb is a shadow of the quarterback that took the Philadelphia Eagles to four straight NFC Championship games. His mobility is decreased, his arm strength is lacking and his accuracy (which was never his strong suit) has suffered. That’s a bad combination for an NFL team and similarly for anyone’s fantasy team. Even if he hooks on with a new team, he’s best left on the waiver wire.
– Marcas Grant