MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 18: Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings throws against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 18, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)
While I seriously doubt this will happen, former Philadelphia Eagles,Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings QB Donovan McNabb remains on the free agent market. Reportedly, according to a story in the National Football Post, he is in the best shape he's been in years and willing to accept the fact that he must be a backup at this point in his career.
Even his former coach, Andy Reid (Eagles), says teams should consider taking a chance on him, according to Pro Football Talk. Of course, the question begs asking, then why isn't Philly jumping on him to back up starter Michael Vick, right?
But with his veteran skills and possible relationship with former Eagles special team coach and now Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, might he be the right type of insurance for the Ravens behind Joe Flacco?
It might not matter, as Flacco has not missed a single game in his four year NFL career. In past years, Marc Bulger and current back-up Tyrod Taylor have carried the clipboard and worn the baseball cap on the sidelines as Flacco set a record for most total wins by any QB in his first four years.
McNabb would more than likely do the same thing, but in the meantime, he could provide Joe with valuable experience and knowledge, while mentoring Taylor as well. At the same time, with around 70 starts counting the regular and post-season, Flacco is fully accredited to mentor Taylor with his own experience.
Thus, the question is put out there: Would you like to see Donovan McNabb come to Baltimore as a proven NFL QB to back up starter Joe Flacco? Vote in the poll above and share your comments below.
Would you like to see the Baltimore Ravens sign QB Donovan McNabb to back up Joe Flacco in 2012?
Yes, he would be a great "insurance policy" (75 votes)
No, he's washed up and Tyrod would be a fine replacement! (131 votes)
If we could keep Tyrod as the #3, yes? (73 votes)
Are you serious? NO! NO! NO! (147 votes)
426 total votes