Last night on the NFL Network, veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb stated that he would like to play again in 2012 and he has three teams in mind, will the Seattle Seahawks take a look at Donovan McNabb? The Seattle Seahawks signed a two-year $8 million dollar contract last July with Tarvaris Jackson and was the starter for most of the season this year, but an upgrade at the quarterback position is needed in Seattle.
Earlier this month, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll stated that the quarterback position will be open for competition heading into 2012, but which quarterback will the Seahawks bring in to challenge Jackson for the starting job. Jackson had an unspectacular season, throwing 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
Donovan McNabb could be an option. The veteran signal caller was released by the Minnesota Vikings mid-way through the regular season as the club decided to give rookie QB Christian Ponder all the snaps under center. Despite teams such as the Houston Texans and Chicago Bears needing help at quarterback, McNabb garnered no interest.
Donovan McNabb, 35, is just two seasons removed from a 22 touchdown and 10 interception season with the Philadelphia Eagles, but he has appeared in the last two seasons as if he has lost some of his skill set. If a team signs McNabb, he will likely be signed to a league minimum.
The signing of McNabb is simply a stop gap measure and if Seattle really would like to fill the quarterback position to build for the future, the Seahawks should seriously consider signing Green Bay Packers QB Matt Flynn. Flynn appears ready to assume the role of starting quarterback and is an impending free agent. In order to try to attempt to give Seattle some stability under center, the signing of Flynn would make more sense for the Seahawks.