It's been a bad day for former Washington Redskins quarterbacks. First, the Oakland Raiders mortgaged high draft picks in a trade for Carson Palmer, which could signal the end of Jason Campbell's Raiders tenure. Then, a report by NFL Network's Jason La Canfora suggests that the Minnesota Vikings will bench Donovan McNabb and start Christian Ponder next week against the Green Bay Packers.
The Campbell news is just sad to those in D.C. who still believe in him. The McNabb news, however, may actually have some implications for the current Redskins team.
As our own Daniel Shiferaw pointed out, the Redskins received a 2012 sixth-round pick and a 2013 conditional sixth-round pick in the NFL Draft when they dealt McNabb to Minnesota. The terms of that conditional sixth-round pick have not been disclosed, but it's pretty unlikely that they will be met if McNabb plays only six games this season.
Therefore, it appears the Redskins will likely only receive one pick for McNabb. We'll find out for sure if the conditions are revealed, but that seems like a safe bet.