The Rams have done a pretty good job of denying they've spoken with the Eagles about acquiring veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb.
And for good reason:
If they blow it, the rest of their dwindling base of season ticket holders won't renew.
The Rams would be crazy not to consider bringing McNabb on board.
First and foremost, McNabb has a deep trust in Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, his quarterbacks coach with the Eagles. Shurmur was the guy who told McNabb that Kevin Kolb was starting the second half of the infamous loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Secondly, McNabb could turn the Rams into a winner. With the two-time defending NFC West champion Cardinals having lost quarterback Kurt Warner, and on the verge of losing elite defenders Karlos Dansby and Antrel Rolle, the NFC West is wide open. For those who missed it the NFL is a worst-to-first league. McNabb could make the Rams the latest team in that category.
The only real question is whether the Rams would be willing to give up the first pick of the second round, as PFT.com has reported, for a veteran QB possibly unwilling to extend his contract with them beyond 2010.