Could the Oakland Raiders go quarterback shopping in Washington for a second straight year?
Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post believes there is a chance Donovan McNabb could land a spot on the Raiders roster this season.
Volin believes Oakland “seems like the perfect spot” for the Redskins outcast. From all indications McNabb is one and done in Washington following a rocky season under head coach Mike Shanahan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
Should the Raiders actually make a play for McNabb there is little doubt he would be given the starting job over Jason Campbell, whom the team acquired from the Redskins last season after they acquired McNabb from the Philadelphia Eagles. It would be ironic, no?
Volin adds that Al Davis “always has a soft spot for the outcasts.”
We don’t disagree with that statement necessarily, but it’s hard to put that label on the future Hall of Famer. Things just didn’t work out for him in Washington, which has paved the way for John Beck to take over as the presumable starter in the nation’s capital. You’d be hard pressed to find 30 other NFL teams who believe McNabb is truly an outcast.
The likelihood of McNabb actually coming to the Bay Area seems remote. Campbell has stepped up and assumed leadership of the Silver and Black this offseason despite the quarterback controversy that surrounds him.
Campbell, along with Richard Seymour, has organized team workouts in Atlanta to keep the team together during the NFL lockout. He certainly isn’t acting as though he has the No. 2 label stamped on him.
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