Donovan McNabb positive he will be on a roster in 2012

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Donovan McNabb has passed for 37,276 yards with 234 touchdowns. He’s been to six Pro Bowls, most recently in 2009, and has led teams to six division titles and five conference championship games. Yet, he’s not one of the 133 quarterbacks on current NFL rosters, which allow for up to 90 players.

McNabb has reportedly dropped 20 pounds this offseason. The 35-year-old has expressed a desire to continue his playing career. On Thursday night, the third overall pick of the 1999 NFL Draft told NBC SportsTalk that there’s an 80-to-90 percent chance he’ll be on an NFL roster at the start of the 2012 regular season.

“I have about three teams that I’m looking at,” McNabb said.

“I think teams are looking at what they have. They’re evaluating their young quarterbacks, their backup situation,” McNabb said. “Obviously, their starters they feel very confident in, but if things were to go wrong in training camp, or maybe the competition isn’t where they need it to be, they’ll obviously pick up the phone and call.”

McNabb would not share the identity of the teams that are currently looking to add him to their roster but did describe the ideal situation for him as a starter. McNabb would like to be on a team with a “solid running game, weapons on the outside, a defense that’s been playing well and playing well together, and that’s ready to win right now.” It sounds like McNabb would like to play for the same offense that is already well established. Normally, those teams already have their starting quarterback.

NFL.com’s  Brian McIntyre believes the Arizona Cardinals are the best fit for McNabb.

Whether or not McNabb will make a team is unclear, but currently if my team was looking for a starter I would not count on McNabb.

 

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