Report: McNabb will ask for his release

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 12:05 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

It's been a long season for Donovan McNabb in his first year in Washington, and it could be his last with the 'Skins.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday morning that McNabb plans to ask the Redskins for his release after the season so he can choose where he wants to finish his career. The Eagles traded McNabb to Washington in the offseason.

McNabb is under contract with Washington and signed an extension, but the Redskins will only lose $3.5 million if the signalcaller leaves. They could prefer to trade McNabb as well and get some value in return.

McNabb was benched before Week 15, and Rex Grossman will start the rest of the season. McNabb has thrown a career-high 15 interceptions this season.

Last week, McNabb's agent, Fletcher Smith, released a statement about how Mike and Kyle Shanahan have made things difficult for McNabb this season. Both Shanahans responded later, claiming they have been doing what is best for the team.

The way we see it

It would come as no surprise if this was McNabb's only season in Washington. It has been a drama-filled season for McNabb and the Shanahans that few predicted would end with Grossman at the helm.