Vikings Release Veteran QB McNabb

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings have released veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb.

Sources tell WCCO’s Mike Max that McNabb was released Thursday. The speculation is that other teams with injured quarterbacks, like the Chicago Bears, may pick him up. The Vikings released him to give him a chance to play somewhere else.

McNabb has been sitting on the sidelines since October, when head coach Leslie Frazier benched him for rookie quarterback Christian Ponder. McNabb remained on the team as a backup but hasn’t seen any playing time since.

At the time McNabb was benched, Frazier said, “the decision was made purely based on what would give us the best chance to win on Sunday. That’s why the decision was made. I didn’t feel or sense that staying status quo was going to get us a win on Sunday.”

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  1. red says:

    McNabb- Frazier- and the Vikings Sck-

  2. Matt Gassler says:

    ABOUT TIME SOMEONE WISED UP !

    1. Geez says:

      Maybe they shoulda talked to Da Bears first

  3. X-puffer says:

    It surely is about McTime.

  4. Tom says:

    It’s about time they release some other guys on the team that aren’t worth a dime!!

  5. Monica says:

    Finally, a good decision!!

  6. Scrooge says:

    what a great way for the Vikes to waste 5 million bucks…should’ve put that towards the stadium instead

  7. ryan says:

    Wouldnt it have made more sense to try and get rid of him earlier, before the trade deadline when he actually had some value to the vikings? Fraizer needs to go.

  8. James says:

    Yeah, that salary is like 1/4 of a new NY Mansion. I wonder how many McNabbs it would take for an LA mansion? Maybe he’s saving up!!! we can only hope.

  9. Really says:

    I have good news and bad news. The bad news is Vikings wasted a lot of money on McNabb. The good news Vikings game on TV … How exciting is my Life??

  10. rocky says:

    another has been qtr bk, takes the money and runs, the viks have gone thru more qtrbks in the last 6 years…. fraizer is next, he is a nice guy but just not a winning coach.

  11. Al says:

    Fire Gardenhoser.

  12. Zippy W says:

    GIVE ME ALL OF YOUR MONEY RIGHT NOW OR I WILL HAVE A TANTRUM AND BUY A 20 MILLION DOLLAR MANSION IN NEW YORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. David Storm says:

      Well he did offer up 407 million for the Arden hills site. I’d say he’s allowed to by an apt for 19 if he chooses.

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  14. Trey says:

    Dude mcnabb is like favre aka old news, why do we keep picking up old timers?
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  15. mike olson says:

    Now maybe we will get to see if Jared Allen can play quarterback if ponder gets hurt.

  16. bill bleckley says:

    Now the vikings r just like the skins best place to go when a tornado hits minnasota vikiings stadium beacause nothing touchdowns there!

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