Washington Redskins QB Donovan McNabb has been doing some guest hosting or whatever for ESPN this week down in Dallas at the Super Bowl. As such, he’s getting asked about what is happening with him and the Redskins.
“As of right now, I’m definitely a Washington Redskin,” McNabb told Mike Tirico. “I signed a contract to be with them the next couple of years, and that’s the way I’m treating it as such. And I think the way of approaching it myself is to make sure that this offseason I focus on being a better quarterback and being ready for the 2011 season.”
Surely, McNabb can’t think that he’ll be with the team this season, can he? Has he even heard from the team at this point?
“I haven’t talked to them,” McNabb said. “On business aspects, that’s when Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen and Fletcher Smith — my agent — get a chance to sit down and talk that aspect. But for the physical standpoint, I’ll just make sure that I’m ready when the time comes if we are playing this year to be ready to step in and have fun.”
If everything is honky dory, what is there to discuss? McNabb has a contract already (year right).
“For Fletcher Smith, as well as Bruce and Mike, they’ll get a chance to sit down and iron some things out, and after the evaluation — they’ve been evaluating the last several weeks — hear their answer as to what we’re doing next,” McNabb said. “And we’ll go from there.”
Tirico then asked Donovan if he could return to Washington.
“Well, you know, there’s a lot of things that has to be answered for all parties,” he said. “At this particular time, I think it’s important for all parties to keep everything low right now. What’s less said is better and then from now on when the time comes to sit down, kind of iron it out and be able to move forward.”
Always the diplomat. Still, does anyone really think that he and the Shanahan’s can co-exist at this point? He knows they can’t.