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Report: McNabb Voted As Veteran Most Likely To Succeed On New Team

If that warm fuzzy feeling in your gut wasn’t enough — the Bleacher Report has an article up on veterans who will be switching teams from 2009-2010… and their conclusion is that Donovan McNabb has the best shot to lead his team to the most victories and prove his old team wrong.

Here is the conclusion:

When looking at a player that has been cast aside, there is the possibility that a change of scenery and desire to prove oneself can drive that player to a fountain of youth year of renewed success. One or two players should be able to find it while most will likely perform as expected or even suffer further drop-off trying to transition into a new system.

For situation, Tomlinson and Taylor have to be regarded as being put in the best position to succeed, while Donovan McNabb’s abilities showed little sign of decline and he has perhaps the best motivation to succeed after being traded to a division rival.


Who will be the most successful? While it will not necessarily translate to the win-loss column, the vote here is that McNabb can work a little more magic and turn in a solid year while father time catches up with the Jets-vets and Delhomme proves a better mentor to Colt McCoy than starter for the Cleveland Browns.

Here is their further analysis of the McNabb situation:

Despite a number of perennial Pro Bowl (and even future Hall of Fame) players changing colors this offseason, McNabb has to stand out as the biggest name.

Rather than being installed as a helpful piece of an offense (Tomlinson), he will more than likely become the focal point of a Washington Redskins offense that dearly needed a playmaker.

The situation is not as favorable for McNabb as others, but he also hasn’t shown the same signs of decline, having put up 3,500 yards behind a 92.9 rating in 2009.

His supporting cast is somewhat lackluster, however. His primary wide receiver will be Santana Moss, a consistently productive player who at this stage of his career is probably better suited to being a very good No. 2 receiver rather than the focal point.

He will have to be, however, as the talent drop-off at wide receiver gets steep at that point, with either young, unpolished talent (Devin Thomas, Malcolm Kelly) or declining veterans several seasons removed from their heyday (Joey Galloway, Bobby Wade).

The backfield is an injury-plagued trio of overworked backs that combined for 30 catches and 1494 rushing yards (or roughly the total of Thomas Jones by himself).

McNabb knows how to make it work with a less than stellar receiving corps, but will have to lean heavily on his tight ends and Santana Moss if he hopes to reignite a stagnant Redskins offense.

In related news – Larry Johnson and Willie Parker got a nod as well (analysis), although Joey Galloway did not get a post dedicated to him as is refered to only as a “declining veteran several seasons removed”….. ouch. Come to your own conclusions there, if you can.

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