With the pending release of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb, the speculation will begin as to where the veteran will wind up for the remainder of the season.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys were interested in Kyle Orton (K.C. had the worst record and therefore acquired him), so logic says that McNabb will have interest in those teams as well, minus the Chiefs.
With Chicago’s loss this past week to the Oakland Raiders, they officially will have top priority among those teams for McNabb. With the loss of Jay Cuter for the season, the Bears certainly have a need for a QB. With the loss of Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart, the Texans have a need as well. We’re not sure about Dallas, although a veteran backup is better than nothing.
Schefter reports that McNabb wants to play for the Bears, so that seems like the destination.
McNabb was benched by Vikings coach Leslie Frazier in mid-October, with rookie Christian Ponder replacing him.