How bad are things in Oakland?
Well, in the opinion of Donnovan McNabb at least, so bad that he would rather hang up his cleats then play for the Silver and Black. At least that is what Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports is saying:
McNabb, who is in the final year of his deal, made this happen by making it clear he wasn’t going anywhere else but Washington. When the Buffalo Bills expressed interest – and even were willing to give McNabb a contract extension – he passed on the offer. When the Oakland Raiders sniffed around and showed willingness to trade for the quarterback without an extension, McNabb indicated to the Eagles through his associates that he’d retire.
“He has plenty of money,” the source close to McNabb said. “He’s not doing anything he doesn’t want to do.”
Poor Oakland. It looks like if the Raiders are ever going to lure talented players with more than just outrageous sums of money, they are going to have to start changing the way they do business.