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16 Nov 2010

Inside the McNabb Contract

Our man J.I. Halsell has a post over at the Washington Post breaking down the true guaranteed money in the Donovan McNabb contract.

Posted by: J.I. Halsell on 16 Nov 2010

5 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2010, 7:46pm by nuk

Comments

1
by coboney :: Tue, 11/16/2010 - 1:26pm

So a 3.75 Million Apology, with injury protection of 34 million.

Basically, a PR move by the Skins, little risk, little loss and makes everyone else a little happier and the media gets to clamour screaming $40 Million for the next week.

2
by Southern Philly :: Tue, 11/16/2010 - 1:33pm

Only the Redskins would have a PR move that gives a benched player a contract extension and causes everyone to roll their eyes.

3
by Joseph :: Tue, 11/16/2010 - 2:20pm

Man--here I had this humorous post thought up elaborating what was mentioned in the other McNabb extension thread, about how the dark-haired woman in the ad was McNabb's agent, negotiated directly with Chainsaw Dan, and procured him all this money. Now, with only a minimal financial risk, the post isn't nearly as humorous because the contract isn't as stupid as it seemed yesterday.

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by nuk :: Tue, 11/16/2010 - 7:46pm

She had hair?

4
by Tracing plan (not verified) :: Tue, 11/16/2010 - 5:00pm

Still, the announcement had Washington fans and the league going "huh?" collectively, and I doubt the effect in the locker room was any different. I wonder if it negatively affected the team last night. Maybe they could have held Vick to 49.