[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amhcOu7VVtE”] The Detroit Lions stole headlines Wednesday morning when they announced they had signed superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson to a seven-year, $132 million extension.Johnson’s new deal is $12 million more than the previous richest NFL contract: fellow wideout Larry Fitzgerald’s with the Arizona Cardinals.
[credit provider=”Screenshot via ESPN”] Just the thought of Peyton Manning suiting up in a different uniform felt like blasphemy not so long ago.But after losing an entire season to neck and arm injuries, Manning is out the door in Indianapolis.
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[credit provider=”AP Images”] The Minnesota Vikings will release Donovan McNabb today, Adam Schefter reports.McNabb was benched earlier this year, and rookie QB Christian Ponder has played well in his place.
[credit provider=”Dan Steinberg/DCSportsBog” url=”http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sports-bog/post/redskins-selling-donovan-mcnabb-souvenir-cups/2011/09/02/gIQAmZQjwJ_blog.html”] Because owner Daniel Snyder has never met a penny he couldn’t pinch, Washington Redskins fans are used to seeing their team recycle old parts.However, this latest attempt to cut corners has hit a little too close to home from some fans.
[credit provider=”www.apimages.com and www.apimages.com” url=”http://www.apimages.com/Search.aspx?st=k&remem=x&kw=michael+vick&intv=None&shgroup=-10&sh=10″] Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick signed a six year, $100 million contract on Monday night.The deal comes with a few key caveats that will prevent Vick from seeing anywhere near that $100 million figure.
[credit provider=”AP”] Donovan McNabb is not convinced that the Philadelphia Eagles will breeze their way to the Super Bowl.Here’s what he told Clark Judge of CBS Sports last night:
[credit provider=”AP”] The Redskins-Donovan McNabb saga endured so many twists-and-turns this season, that it probably requires a brief recap. The Redskins trade for McNabb (a “perfect fit,” according to Wilbon) to solve their quarterback woes Mike Shanahan benches McNabb with two minutes left and the ‘Skins down six, because he […]
Following a season of turmoil, Donovan McNabb wants his release from the Washington Redskins, ESPN reports.
[credit provider=”AP”] Perhaps a career full of slights prepared Donovan McNabb to handle this most recent debacle with such class.Despite being benched in the midst of a productive season, McNabb pledged allegiance to the Redskins, said he wants to work with Mike Shanahan to return to the coach’s good grace, […]
[credit provider=”AP”] The Redskins didn’t get a win in Dallas yesterday, but they did get a glimpse down their quarterback depth chart, and they had to be pleasantly surprised with what they saw.Rex Grossman, who started in place of benched Donovan McNabb, passed for 322 yards, four touchdowns, and two […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Not only has Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan benched his starting quarterback — a QB on pace to break a franchise passing record — for Rex “Nothing Special” Grossman, he’s made Donovan McNabb his third-string QB.Shanahan apparently wants to see John Beck “in a No. 2 role,” […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Mike Shanahan will start Rex Grossman over Donovan McNabb in Sunday’s game at Cowboy Stadium, CSN’s Kelli Johnson reports.The move comes one month after the quarterback inked a $78 million deal with the club. That money likely won’t ever reach McNabb.
[credit provider=”AP”] ESPN’s Adam Schefter has the nitty-gritty details of Donovan McNabb’s new Redskins contract and it turns out that it may not be as back-breaking as previously believed.The contract only takes effect if the team chooses to pay McNabb a $10 million bonus option at the end of the […]
Giving $40 million (guaranteed) to a 34-year-old quarterback who you had to bench in his last game, was obviously a questionable decision.
[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Donovan McNabb’s five-year deal (with $40 million guaranteed) seems pretty crazy, until you remember that the man who gave it to him is Daniel Snyder.The “generous” owner of the Redskins has made a habit of doling out bloated, long-term contacts to ageing superstars — with a little […]
Update: McNabb’s had this deal on the table since October, according to Pro Football Talk.