Expectations that McNabb would be one-and-done in DC were rampant; I for one considered it a fait accompli. That the offensive line was responsible for the team's ineffectiveness in running and passing didn't ameliorate McNabb's inaccuracy.
On the day of a major showdown versus the Eagles, McNabb signed a 5 year contract with $40 million guaranteed. The strategy for bringing McNabb in was to have him bridge the retooling of the team and provide cover for grooming a young franchise QB. With this contract, the Skins are confirming that they're convinced McNabb is the man to do it.
Nothing to complain about, I suppose. Hopefully this massive vote of confidence will inspire a great performance at home. If not, there will be blood in the water for the sportsjack frenzy.