Donovan McNabb says his future is bright. Part of that future could include a return to the NFL next season.
McNabb, who was released by the Vikings midway through his 13th season, didn’t sound like a player who has completely walked away during an interview with “Super Bowl Live” on Wednesday.
The phone hasn’t rang for McNabb, but he believes he has something left to offer in the right situation.
“I see three teams in the NFL, right now, that I feel like I can add a little bit of flavor to it from what they have,” McNabb said. “I won’t mention those teams. But, if the phone rings, there will be a lot of decisions to make on that.”
Maybe those calls will come for McNabb, who listed his leadership, experience, work ethic and ability “to bring the team together” as what he could offer a new team.
The three teams McNabb has in mind, though, are anyone’s guess. Only a handful of teams — the Dolphins, Browns, Redskins, Cardinals, 49ers, Seahawks — haven’t committed to a starter next season. But that quarterback landscape can, and will, change.
With a budding career as a TV analyst as his backup plan, McNabb said he’s “absolutely” OK with his career as it stands.
“A lot of people take a lot of things from the game,” he said. “They take away a Super Bowl ring, they take away an opportunity to play with Hall of Fame players. When I walk away from the game, I take a little bit of everything.”