Will Donovan McNabb re-enter the NFL world this season?
Will Donovan McNabb make it to the roster this year? That question going through the minds of thousands of Donovan McNabb fans and a ton of fantasy football players. According to critics Donovan McNabb will make it to the roster but he won’t be able to clock a lot of time on the field.
Meanwhile, Donovan McNabb remains optimistic about his chances of playing this season. According to the former Minnesota Vikings quarterback he has “an 80 to 90 percent chance” of playing this season.
“I do want to play,” Donovan McNabb told NBC SportsTalk in an interview on Thursday. “The most important thing is I have about three teams I'm looking at. ... We won't name those three teams.”
Donovan McNabb, who will be 36 years old this November, featured in six games for the Minnesota Vikings last season. The aging veteran was unable to find new employers last year after being released by the Minnesota Viking in the middle of the season.
Donovan McNabb believes he has trained smarter for the 2012 season.
“I think teams are evaluating what they have,” Donovan McNabb said. “They are looking at their young quarterbacks, their backup situation. Obviously their starters they feel very confident in, but if things were to go wrong in training camp or maybe the competition isn't where they need it to be, they would obviously pick up the phone and call. Being an older player, I am focusing on strengthening my body as well as my mind.”
The former Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins signal caller confessed that he is mostly interested in a team that performs a “solid running game, weapons on the outside, a defense that's been playing well and playing well together, and that's ready to win right now.”
Donovan McNabb reckons that if he is used properly he can lead any team to a successful season. Donovan McNabb took the Washington Redskins to 6-10 season in 2010. During that season, Donovan McNabb accused coach Mike Shanahan of misusing him; although he was benched only twice.
Donovan McNabb, who has passed for 37,276 yards and 234 touchdowns under his belt which he acquire in 13 seasons led the Philadelphia Eagles to four Championship Games. In an interview to Fox Sport in April, Donovan McNabb declared himself to be a Hall of Famer.
“Even these last two years, when people may look at it and say, 'Oh, he's done, or whatever.' I'm 34, 35 years old, but still, I played at the pinnacle, I played at the highest level of my career. I played there,” Donovan McNabb said. “And I would vote for myself for the Hall of Fame.”