Friday, December 17, 2010 | By: Dusty Taylor

McNabb benched for Grossman - Huh?

Ok, lemme get this straight - Skins gave Donovan a new contract for 5 years $40 million guaranteed...then they bench his ass for the last two games of this season? WTF?

Ah, but the devil is in the details of that contract:

If McNabb has neither the mind nor the body to perform end-game duties at the age of 33 (he turns 34 on Thursday), do the Redskins expect him to be around in 2016? Not really.

On closer examination, the deal immediately pays McNabb $3.5m. But the team can sever ties at no additional cost after this season. If he returns, overall pay (salary and bonus) for next year would amount to $12.5m, hardly excessive for an NFL quarterback.
Ok, I get it now...since the NFL has a weak-ass players union, this contract really has no meaning. Since McNabb's numbers are at the bottom of the league, my guess is that he won't be a Redskin next year.

Thing is...Rex Grossman ain't no prize either. So all we really know is the 'Skins are still a hot-friggen-mess.

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