McNabb trade to Vikings is finalized

July 26, 2011

Donovan McNabb’s controversial stay in the nation’s capital is over. has learned the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to acquire McNabb in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2012 draft and possibly a conditional 2013 draft pick, contingent on certain 2011 performance goals reached by the former Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins quarterback.

According to the Washington Post, McNabb agreed to a contract for much less money with the Vikings, finalizing the deal. In 2010, McNabb signed a five-year, $78.5 million contract extension with the Redskins last November, with about $40 million guaranteed.

McNabb, 34, will be expected to take over the starting job in Minnesota while the Vikings work to groom Christian Ponder, their 2011 first-round draft pick.

A first-round pick of the Eagles in the 1999 NFL Draft and the second overall pick that year, McNabb played 11 seasons in Philadelphia and spent a tumultuous 2010 season feuding with Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and the team's offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan.