Should the Vikings trade for McNabb?

Joshua Lobdell - Author
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Jun. 15 2013, Updated 9:45 p.m. ET

The Philadelphia Eagles have three QB’s on their roster, and it looks like one or two of them will not be there come the start of the 2010 NFL season. It seems that they would be willing to listen to trade offers for any of them, and it looks like the Minnesota Vikings are going to have to pick up the phone and see if they can work a deal. I cannot believe that these words are going to come out of my mouth, but the Vikings would be better served if Favre came back for the 2010 season. If he does not the Vikings are in a little bit of a pinch.

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If Favre were to return for 2010, not only would they be virtually guaranteed of another strong showing in the playoffs, but after last summer there is no way they can turn the team over to Sage Rosenfels or Tavaris Jackson. Beyond the fact that they have already proven that they are not up to the job. IF this were any other year beyond 2010 they could draft a replacement, but with the 30th pick in the upcoming NFL draft they are not likely to find a player capable of taking over the team come the fall.

If Favre retires, and god knows if, or when that will happen, the Vikings are going to have to pursue a veteran QB to lead their team. Given the labor strife on the horizon, this year’s free agency may be very confusing, and there may not be viable options there. That leaves the option of a trade, and they would have to pay a big price to get Donovan McNabb from the Eagles.

However, it may be worth it. Vikings head coach Brad Childress, spent many years as the offensive coordinator for McNabb in Philly. He is a pretty god QB, and given all the weapons the Viking offense already has, he could probably make a smooth transition. The price for him is likely to be at least a first round pick and one if not both of their current QB’s.

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