This seemed unbelievable but in the end it happened....
So after deliberation and posturing the Donovan McNabb trade has finally gone through. Many thought that the Oakland Raiders or Seattle Seahawks were the front runners but in the end it was the Washington Redskins that made the deal for number five.
The deal stands that the Eagles will get Washington's 2nd round pick (37 overall) and a conditional third or fourth round pick in 2011 depending on McNabb's production.
The trade was first reported via Twitter by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Schefter has had his ear to the pulse of this story for weeks and announced yesterday that the Redskins were an 11th hour suitor in the McNabb lottery.
Many thought that a trade inter-division was impossible but it is being reported that the deal came to life because the St. Louis Rams are close to deciding on Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford as the first overall selection in the draft leaving the Redskins without their ideal first round pick.
Only time will tell if this trade bites the Eagles but knowing the karma in Philadelphia its looking like the NFC East is going to be a bit tougher this season.
*Sidenote: Tomorrow is officially wear your McNabb jersey to the ballpark as the Phillies are in Washington to open up the season against the Nationals.
Eagles Examiner Gordie Jones