Despite the fact that these days we have twitter, facebook, & texting... there's probably a good number of people who are waking up this morning to find out that the Eagles have traded Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins. To catch up on some of the discussion and see Andy Reid's press conference I suggest you scroll down the page a bit and check that out. Also, we've got a slew of McNabb related links to go over this AM.
Eagles trade is really McNabb for Kolb | Philadelphia Inquirer | 04/05/2010
Officially, the trade is Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins for the 37th pick of the 2010 NFL draft and either a third- or fourth-round draft choice in 2011. Those picks made the trade happen, but they are the fine print. This trade is McNabb for Kevin Kolb, a trading of quarterback eras on an Easter Sunday.
McNabb exits, his promise never fulfilled | Philadelphia Inquirer | 04/05/2010
His arrival produced boos, his departure cheers and, in the 11 years in between, Donovan McNabb generated a near-constant, noisy cacophony in Philadelphia - elated roars, frustrated sighs and loud disagreements.
Dawkins among players who think Eagles will regret trading McNabb | Philadelphia Daily News | 04/05/2010
UPON LEARNING that Donovan McNabb had been traded, the reactions of his teammates, former and current, ranged from shocked to . . . shocked. They weren't shocked that McNabb had been traded. They were shocked he was traded to the Washington Redskins, where, for at least this season, he can haunt them twice a year.
AccuScore: Based on stats, McNabb trade gives Redskins boost, doesn't hurt Eagles greatly - Stephen Oh, AccuScore analyst - NFL - Sporting News
In the re-simulations, the Eagles slipped by an average of 0.7 wins per season simulation, just half as much as the improvement by Washington. Given those numbers, the deal seems to make sense for the Eagles. Philadelphia needs to establish Kolb as its starter for the next five-plus years, and the re-simulations indicate it could do so without a huge drop-off in wins.
Eagles TE Celek reacts to trade - NFC East Blog - ESPN
"Don was one of the players who helped bring the organization up to what it is today," Celek told the NFC East blog. "He was a great teammate and leader. I will miss playing with him, and I wish him the best in the future."
Tap the brakes on Redskins playoff talk - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Pardon me for not getting caught up in the apparent playoff euphoria that is sweeping Redskins Park. My esteemed colleague and pal John Clayton has elevated the Washington Redskins to "co-favorite" status, along with the Dallas Cowboys, to win the NFC East. Sorry, but I'm not there yet.
Now some reaction from the football writers around SBNation
Chiefs Had a Hand In Donovan McNabb's Trade to the Redskins - Arrowhead Pride
Chiefs fans say that Kevin Kolb's dominance over them played apart in McNabb's departue.
Phew! Patriots fans breathe a sigh of relief; McNabb a Redskin, Raiders still suck. - Pats Pulpit
How the McNabb trade to the Redskins affects the Patriots
Donovan McNabb Always Deserved Better - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
The Donovan McNabb Era in Philadelphia was always going to end badly. That's no surprise. But the details of where McNabb ended up and how the rest of his career will pan out provide proof of two irrefutable truths. No. 1, professional athletes have every right in the world to act like me-first jerks because at some point, eventually, the team will throw you away like garbage. No. 2, Donovan McNabb was never meant to be a Philadelphia Eagle.
McNabb to D.C.: Elway Redux, or Bledsoe, the Sequel? - Blogging The Boys
In the last piece, I offered a brief view of the Redskins' rationale for acquiring Donovan McNabb. But what of Philly's thinking? Andy Reid certainly didn't dither too much over the trade, figuring the high 2nd the Redskins offered may have more value than anything Oakland may have offered. Recent history may be on his side. Let's take a quick look at some of the intra-division QB trades, which have tilted heavily in the trader's favor.
Quick Thought On McNabb Trade; Flozell Adams On The Market - Revenge Of The Birds
The NFC East has made several big moves over the weekend. Could they have an affect on the Arizona Cardinals?
Reports: Bills went after McNabb hard, offered extension - Buffalo Rumblings
the Bills tried virtually everything in their power to land an established signal-caller. They offered everything they could to land a QB that would have solidified the position for the near future.