Two weeks ago, Mike Shanahan benched Donovan McNabb for Rex Grossman in the closing minutes of a winnable game. What ensued was a comedy of fumbled explanations, backtracking, and hurt feelings that made the Dallas Cowboys (for at least a week anyway) seem stable.
Incredibly, without a game occurring in between, it was announced today that Donovan McNabb has been given a contract extension by the Redskins for…get this…5 years, $78 million.
Take a quick breath while the details of McNabb’s extension sink in.
To recap: Donovan McNabb was benched for Rex Grossman in the 4th quarter of a close game, and without doing anything else on the field, was awarded with a gargantuan contract extension that even his own mother couldn’t explain. (Okay, fine, I’m convinced. No matter how I type it, it doesn’t stop sounding completely ludicrous.)
Anyway, as we often do here at MSF, we were able to get the inside story of how McNabb’s contract extension came about and how he and Shanahan are dealing with it. And I promise you: even the extraordinary details you’re about to learn are not in any way more ridiculous than the reality of the extension itself.
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