*After being told his other options were the bills and the raiders
First off, watch vid
So maybe not "want" to leave, but according to Sal Paolantonio, the Raiders and Bills were first in line for the McNabb sweepstakes, but Donovan refused to go there. Reid wanted to make sure McNabb would go somewhere where he would like to go. Shanahan and Reid started talking about 4 days ago, and McNabb had no problem going to the Redskins. Interesting stuff
And, sorry for adding to the massive outbreak of fanposts, but thought people would like to know this
McNabb, who is in the final year of his deal, made this happen by making it clear he wasn’t going anywhere else but Washington. When the Buffalo Bills expressed interest – and even were willing to give McNabb a contract extension – he passed on the offer. When the Oakland Raiders sniffed around and showed willingness to trade for the quarterback without an extension, McNabb indicated to the Eagles through his associates that he’d retire.
Pretty much, wow.