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McNabb Almost Benched During Redskins-Eagles Game

Mostly all of us were pretty shocked when Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan decided to bench QB Donovan McNabb for the final drive against the Detroit Lions last week. Rex Grossman went in, reached into his bag of tricks, and delivered a fumble returned for a TD.

McNabb hasn’t been great this year, but it’s not all his fault. He has a bad offensive line and poor weapons around him. But that said, he hasn’t played well.

And apparently, according to Jay Glazer of, he’s been bad enough that Kyle Shanahan thought about benching him during his return trip to play the Philadelphia Eagles.


Keep in mind they won that game. But, how humiliating would that have been to McNabb? Benched in a game they were winning in a city where he was the lead dog for 11 years? That would have been rough.

It’s safe to say McNabb is one and done in Washington.


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