The Philadelphia Eagles traded Pro Bowl QB Donovan McNabb to their NFC East rivals, the Washington Redskins, on Sunday. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan confirmed the deal to USA TODAY's Jarrett Bell.
The Redskins will surrender a second-round pick this year (No. 37) and either a third- or fourth-round pick next year, Fox Sports and NFL.com reported.
Trading him, I can see. But to WASHINGTON?!?!?!?!?!
[ UPDATE ]
As I expected, Michael Wilbon writes a great piece on the trade. He gets to the human factor and it's a must read.
McNabb, it seems to me, will benefit from the change in scenery. I was agitating for the Arizona Cardinals, McNabb's hometown team because he has a home there, to do this the moment Kurt Warner, 38, retired, but they instead settled for Derek Anderson. The Chicago Bears, McNabb's real hometown team, should have gotten McNabb last offseason instead of giving up the farm for interception machine Jay Cutler; it would have been so much smarter. McNabb, at 33, isn't a long-term solution, but these days the smart teams play to win now, which is why the Jets and Vikings took a shot with old man Brett Favre, 40. Look at the success Warner had with the Cardinals.
And I've hoped Campbell would leave the management-coaching dysfunction that undermined his career and find a professional situation. That could have happened with Shanahan now in charge. But Campbell, no matter how hurt he probably is now, should drop to his knees and feel his prayers have been answered. With McNabb and Rex Grossman here, the Redskins don't need Campbell anymore and couldn't possibly match an offer he got elsewhere.
This is a good piece, seriously.