Monday, November 15, 2010

Agent: McNabb wants to retire a Redskin (excuse me while I ...)

Fletcher Smith, the agent for Donovan McNabb, said his client wants to finish his career with the Washington Redskins.

What else was he going to say after sources say McNabb agreed to terms on a five-year $78 million contract with $41 million guaranteed?

"He's always said he wants to retire here," Smith said Monday night. "So he still feels that way."

Smith said he and the Redskins worked on the pact for five months.

But Smith wasn't smiling when asked if there was any doubt McNabb's future would be with the Redskins after what happened when the quarterback was benched two Sundays ago by head coach Mike Shanahan.

Well, was there?

"Not really," Smith said. "Donovan is a professional. and this is not the first bit of adversity that he's had to deal with. And as you all saw he handled it with as much dignity and class as he's done most of his - all of his career, really. So it was a small blip on the radar. We put it behind us. He put it behind him. I  asked him if he wanted to be here and he said that he loved it here, loved his teammates, loved the city and the way the fans have embraced him and the organization as well. So as long as he was happy here it made it easy for us to get this done."

Was it me or did McNabb not mention the coaching staff including Shanahan and his son, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan? Thank you.


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