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Rumors of a trade for McNabb never was very serious

When Donovan McNabb’s name started making the rounds in trade talks, one team that seemed to be near the top of the list was the Browns. Cleveland then went out and traded for former Hawks QB Seneca Wallace and then picked up former Panther QB Jake Delhomme, ending that talk. The Plain Dealer though points out the talk about McNabb in Cleveland never really got off the ground:

The Browns did not seriously consider trading for former Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb because they did not want to give up a draft pick in the first three rounds, President Mike Holmgren said Thursday. Instead, the Browns signed Jake Delhomme on March 15 after the Carolina Panthers released him. Holmgren said the Browns never made a formal offer for McNabb prior to signing Delhomme but at the time of their discussions, the Eagles’ price tag was “absolutely higher” than what they eventually received from the Redskins. “But it always is [in the early stages], and you’re not sure it’s going to change,” Holmgren said. “But it was pretty high.”

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2 Responses to “Rumors of a trade for McNabb never was very serious”

  1. Denolakes says:

    They traded this guy to a division rival. I’m not sure what that means in the grand scheme of things — but there is no denying that they will be facing him twice a year in the regular season. IN the competitive NFC East, one loss can mean the difference between playoffs and having to listen to Eagle fans for the entire off-season. Andy Reid is either going to be the hero of Philly — or run out on a rail if the Redskins resurrect themselves behind McNabb.

  2. ButchGavlen says:

    McNabb is what they need right now. He is not going to take them to the promised land. I saw a special the other day on espn, one of those guhruhs…doing a little five minute take on him and his last half of his career. I’m glad we didn’t get him. the cost was waaaay too high during our bid. sure, it came down now. and we could have taken him for what they did at wash. but that said, they showed how he never performed in the big, late in the season or playoff games. How his accuracy declined in those, and how his injury proneness, if there is such a word, had increased. and how they think andy knew all this and that’s why he didn’t hesitate to let him go where he did. it sure made sense as i watched.

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