Football is back, excitement is in the air and millions of us NFL fans everywhere have plenty to celebrate about with the news of no NFL lockout! It is said absence makes the heart grow fonder, and that couldn’t be truer for football fans who had to endure the scare of an NFL lockout every day for the last four months. I eat, sleep, and breathe football and the possibility of no football this season was unimaginable. The fear of lockout kept me on edge, watching and waiting in anticipation daily for any shred of news that would give me a some kind of sign that football was back. It is not easy to be a fan of 20 years and then have football taken away cold turkey, the scare had me going through withdrawal.
With the Lockout out of the way I am ready for football! It’s time for free agency, training camp, and to sit back and enjoy the start of the 2011 football season; and what a Great Season it will be! Although free agency begins on Friday NFL teams have not wasted a moment in starting trade negotiations. I couldn’t be happier that the Minnesota Vikings were one of the first to make a trade deal this season, according to Jay Glazer of the NFL Network and Fox Sports a Donavan McNabb trade is already a done deal as the Redskins traded Mcnabb to the Vikings for a 6th round draft pick in 2012 as well as a possible 6th round pick in 2013. Even though the trade is considered a done deal, McNabb still has the last word as the trade is contingent on him taking a pay cut due to the Vikings being 5.1 million dollars over their salary cap. Although a pay cut is involved it may not be a factor that hinders McNabb’s decision as he has been desperate to get out of Washington and had originally wanted to go to the Vikings before he was traded by the Eagles to the Redskins after the 2009 season.
If McNabb makes the decision to be a Viking it will be a Win -Win situation for both him and the Vikings. Mcnabb has a desire to be a Viking which means his heart is in the trade and that alone will greatly improve the chance of a winning season. For the Vikings bringing McNabb on board would mean the possibility of being automatic contenders in their division which would be a welcome change as the end of the 2010 season left them in last place of their division which was a first since 1990.
McNabb to the Vikings makes perfect sense! The Vikings needed a veteran quarterback if they were to stand a chance of being playoff ready; not to mention this deal will give the Vikings a solid offensive lineup when McNabb is coupled with arguably the best running back in the league in Adrian Peterson. In short , this trade will make the Vikings a team to be reckoned with.