MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 23: Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on from the sidelines in the first quarter of the game against the Green Bay Packers on October 23, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
I was going to lead this off with "just when you thought things couldn't get worse for Donovan McNabb..." but I actually don't think that's true. Adam Schefter is reporting that the Vikings will release the former Eagles QB today, which is probably a good thing for him.
The obvious speculation is that it could free up McNabb to return to his hometown Bears where he could start in place of the injured Jay Cutler. The Bears will probably be interested given the way Caleb Hanie played in his first start.
McNabb could, in an instant, go from a backup on a bottom feeding team to the starter of a real playoff contender in the NFC. The obvious question though is whether he'd actually be good enough with the Bears to win some games for them. They're a team with enough talent to get a wildcard in the NFC and probably just need a QB to manage games for them. Can McNabb still do that?
Jimmy K also had an interesting thought that he texted to me... What about Dallas? We know they put in a bid on Kyle Orton. The Texans could be another possibility. They're so desperate for QBs that they signed Jake Delhomme.