Saturday, February 7, 2009

McNabb Is Not New Deal Worthy

I've said it before and I will say it again...Donovan McNabb is the best QB option for the Eagles currently on their roster, available in the upcoming draft, available in free agency, or available via trade.

The Eagles are at their best with McNabb under center again next season. Go ahead and find me a better option...you can't.

But what I don't agree with is the need for the Eagles to reward McNabb with a new contract. Yea it sucks that his signing bonus money is all but gone and his current deal provides him with little security...but as they say...them the brakes.

I just don't see how you reward a guy that is coming off a season that had him being benched and producing numbers take were middle of the pack QB numbers. 9+ million dollars seems more than fair for a QB that was ranked:
  • QB Rating: 14th
  • Passing Yards: 7th
  • TD Passes: 8th
  • Completion Percentage: 18th
  • Average Yards Per Pass Attempt: 18th
  • Yards Per game: 9th
  • Interceptions: 14th

Again good numbers, but numbers that have you home and not in Hawaii this weekend. Numbers that are worthy of his current contract, but not a new deal.

If the man needs more money maybe there can be a built in incentive clause for keeping his mouth shut...like a no whining clause. It would be a win win for all.

3 comments:

Chris D. Werder said...

I agree with you. There isn't a better option available right now. None of the QB's in the draft can come in and start, nor are there free agents i would rather have over mcnabb. He may be inconsistent as hell but he is our QB for next year so i think that all eagles fans should back their team and their QB for next season. As for money and extensions, I think the clause should just be winning, not throwin the ball at the receivers ankles, and keep that smile on your face, they always seem to do good when they look like they're havin fun.

Anonymous said...

missing the point. the need for a new deal is based on the fact that there is no more bonus money. if mcnabb gets hurt this season, they can cut him and he is left searching for a new deal at far less than what his actual value is. i don't think mcnabb wants more money, he just wants to make sure he continues to make franchise qb money.

based on previous similar cases in the nfl, mcnabb deserves at the very least to have his 2010 salary guaranteed.

Chris D. Werder said...

Oh i gotcha. So basically he's out of guaranteed money and just wants more security?