At various points on Tuesday and Wednesday, Donovan McNabb was as good as gone from Washington, borne out into the great midwest to mentor Christian Ponder with the Vikings, as first reported by CBSSports.com’s own Mike Freeman.
But there was a little matter of McNabb agreeing to changing up his contract, since Minnesota obviously wasn’t going to give him eight figures to do so.
That issue appears to have been cleared though, and the McNabb-to-Minny deal is “now official.”
That’s according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, who reported Wednesday that the deal is “done” and will be announced on Thursday.
A league source has confirmed the report to Freeman as well.
There haven’t been precise details of the trade released yet, but it stands to reason that, as we previously noted, the Redskins will still receive a pair of sixth-round picks in return for McNabb.
Given that near-sickening drop in value, it’s hard to imagine that McNabb will be getting all that much money from the Vikings just to play the role of mentor. But then again, he’s out of Washington so whatever he had to give up is probably