It is clear that McNabb is holding out hope that he will be a starter again before his career is over. He basically told NBC that he believes that he will sign as a backup, but hopefully take advantage of the opportunity and work his way up the depth chart.
“I think teams are evaluating what they have. They are looking at their young quarterbacks, their backup situation. Obviously their starters they feel very confident in, but if things were to go wrong in training camp or maybe the competition isn’t where they need it to be, they would obviously pick up the phone and call,”
He also says that he has been working very hard in the off season. He has not only physically gotten his body ready but has also prepared mentally for what the season may bring. Which must have been a big battle for him, as the past two seasons have been straight downhill for the former Pro-Bowler.
After being king to one of the largest, most proud origination in the league, McNabb’s career took a turn for the worst after heading to Washington. With not much talent around him and playing under head coach that he did not see eye-to-eye with, he was benched in the middle of the season for Rex Grossman.
He escaped Washington and landed in Minnesota, where it did not go any better. He was cut week six as the Vikings decided to just play out the remainder of the season with their rookie QB Christian Ponder. Things have not gone well for the 36-year-old.
But with the new knowledge that three NFL teams may have some interest in him, there is new light and the end of the tunnel maybe a little further away. But what teams may have him on their radar? Would the Bengals be one of them? And is Donovan McNabb already a Hall of Famer ruining his legacy by being the complete opposite of Brett Farve (retiring too late while NOT playing well at all)?