I’m no fan of the trade, probably because I’m just that: a fan. Surely Mike Shanahan knows more than some armchair quarterback, and there’s plenty to like about the deal. Still, I can’t get past the issue of mortgaging tomorrow for today.
Washington now has two picks in the first four rounds of this month’s draft and three in the first four next year. For them, that’s par for the course as the past 10 years (2000-09) have seen the Skins hold onto only 27 such picks — 48 percent less than their allotment.
How does that happen? Well, they aren’t “Offseason Champs” for nothing. McNabb joins an infamous group of
aging veteran players who have come to Washington in exchange for picks, including Jason Taylor, Mark Brunell, T.J. Duckett and Brandon Lloyd.
The approach hasn’t yielded success as the Skins averaged just seven wins per season and made the playoffs only twice over the past decade. Who knows, though, maybe this works out. McNabb’s bald-headed boyfriend (BHB) certainly thinks it will.
PS: Draft linemen.