Looks like quarterback Donovan McNabb is on the market once again. The Minnesota Vikings have waived the 13-year veteran, giving him the chance to sign with another team for the stretch run in a parting that was described by head coach Leslie Frazier as mutual.
Frazier orchestrated the Vikings trade of a sixth-round draft pick to the Washington Redskins in exchange for McNabb this summer. He wanted stability for his offense after the NFL lockout kept rookie QB Christian Ponder from practicing with the club until training camp. He believed McNabb could provide that stability.
“This was the best decision for both parties,” Frazier said. “He was a great player and has been a great player for our league for a long, long time. Have a lot of affection and love for Donovan.”
McNabb, though, went 1-5 as a starter with Minnesota, threw for only four touchdowns, and completed just five passes of 25-plus yards.
McNabb was put on the bench in favor of Ponder in the fourth quarter of the Vikings’ game at Chicago against the Bears on October 16 and hasn’t played a down since.
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