Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Eagles talking contract with McNabb

Looks like it may actually be possible for an Eagle to get his contract re-worked. Where Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown have failed, it looks like Donovan McNabb is going to succeed in getting a new deal, at least according to Derrick Gunn of Comcast Sportsnet. I guess if you are named to 5 Pro Bowls and lead the team to numerous NFC Championship Games, the Eagles are willing to open up their wallets for you.

According to Gunn, the Eagles are working on a deal with McNabb that wouldn't extend his deal past its current two-year span, instead it would give him a raise over the 9.2 million he would earn for this year and the 10 million he would earn in 2010. It appears that the Eagles want to give McNabb what he is worth, something maybe closer to 12 to 15 million per year.

While it's curious why the Eagles and McNabb aren't talking about extending his contract past the next two years, I don't really see anything wrong with keeping McNabb happy and paying him what he is worth. Of course, a move like this will piss off all the other Eagles who have tried tactics like holding out and raising a stink through the media to get more money, but maybe this is a message to the team that working hard coupled with a little success is the way to get what you want. Of course, McNabb has done his own complaining to the media about plenty of things about the Eagles, but his leadership and play on the field has apparently overshadowed all of that.

Keeping Donovan McNabb happy is always a good thing to me. Not only will the star QB going to play better, but it will also continue to push the dreaded Kevin Kolb era back.

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