The last time we saw Donovan McNabb in a football game, he had a frown on his face as his backup, Rex Grossman, was asked to lead the Redskins' comeback attempt in the final two minutes. The next time we'll see Donovan McNabb, he will be playing with a shiny new contract.
ESPN's Michael Smith is reporting that McNabb and the Redskins have agreed on a new five-year contract, just before Monday's showdown with the Eagles. The contract will guarantee McNabb $40 million over the next five years and is for $78 million total. If McNabb reaches certain incentives, the value could be pushed up to $88 million.
The Redskins seemingly moved quickly after Mike Shanahan's ill-fated decision to bench McNabb in the final two minutes of an October 31 loss to the Detroit Lions. McNabb's agent, Fletcher Walters, reportedly flew down to Washington D.C. to take in the Monday Night game, and took care of the new contract before it started. Despite public opinion suggesting McNabb would certainly leave the team after this season, the Redskins remained committed in him and found a way to get something done.
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