Donovan McNabb Traded to Washington Redskins

As a life-long devoted Washington Redskins fan, I have seen many crazy things involving the management of the team, yet nothing has been as unprecedented as this Easter Weekend blockbuster trade.  In the days leading up to the trade, which took place around 8:15 on Easter Sunday, the Redskins had stated that there would be open competition for the starting Quarterback job between incumbent Jason Campbell and recently signed Rex Grossman.  There was also much speculation that they would select either Oklahoma Quarterback Sam Bradford or Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen with the number four overall pick in April’s draft.

As a fan, this news comes with a mix of excitement and trepidation.  Excitement because of the new regime with GM Bruce Allen and Head Coach Mike Shanahan and the possibilities that could come from experience in those departments.  However, this is not the first time the Redskins have made a big offseason move and then have it not pan out for them in the long run.  So hearing that we gave up two draft picks for a 33 year old Quarterback when we already have a quality player in Campbell causes me a little concern.  If we want a Quarterback, why not just draft one in April so that we get a 23 year old player that can be groomed by Shanahan as opposed to a seasoned veteran who may have only 3 solid seasons left in him?

I guess only time will tell.

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