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Jason Brewer

An economics student at Fordham University who runs Bleeding Green Nation

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There's no doubt that Donovan McNabb has something left in the tank. Actually, I've argued with several people that I don't think he's lost anything athletically in the past five years.

He's certainly not the runner he was when he came into the league, but then again he hasn't been a runner since before the Super Bowl year. Go check the stats, running hasn't been a major part of McNabb's game in five years and he's still been a good QB. Of course, anyone who sees him throw knows he's still got a howitzer for an arm. That's something guys never lose.

That said, I don't know that McNabb is the QB to turn around a truly bad team. At this point in his career, I think he's more the final piece on a pretty good team. Take the 49ers for example. If you put McNabb on that team next year they are the flat out odds on favorite to win the NFC West. You put him on the Arizona Cardinals, they're a lock to win that division.

So, if you're running a team that has a long way to go before they're competitive I think you'd be foolish to depend on McNabb for some kind of miracle. But if you think you've got talent and you're just a QB away... Donovan McNabb could absolutely put you in the playoffs for the next three years. I don't know what would happen when he got you there... but he'd get you there.

He'd be the perfect Brett Favre to someone's Minnesota Vikings.

By Jason Brewer  |  April 2, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  | Category:  Arizona Cardinals , Donovan McNabb , NFL , Philadelphia Eagles , San Francisco 49ers Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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I agree that he'd be a much better fit with Arizona or San Francisco. But we stink. Having him here isn't going to make a difference so what is the point of bringing him here for a couple of draft picks that we can use?

Posted by: bendan2000 | April 4, 2010 10:16 PM

Is there a market for Campbell? Can we recoup one of the picks by trading him?

Posted by: b1rd | April 4, 2010 10:24 PM

Great pick-up, now we need somebody to block for him and for him to throw the ball to. Am I the only one besides Jason Campbell, that recalls Jason getting hit in the mouth every play last year, what has changed? Shanney? Allen? They don't block or catch passes, I just hope McNabb come in to camp in the best shape of 11 year career.

Posted by: brownl1 | April 8, 2010 9:45 AM

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