You can lead Donovan McNabb to Oakland but you can’t make him sign a contract extension. At least that seems to be McNabb’s lone bargaining chip in the on-going Donovan sweepstakes.
TMZ Sports cites a source close to McNabb stating that he has no interest in playing for the Oakland Raiders and would use his contractual status as a means to avoid being under the thumb of Al Davis in 2010. Without a no-trade clause, McNabb is powerless to veto any dealings the Philadelphia Eagles may engage in. Therefore he’s left with his one year contract as the sole means to do any leveraging.
If this is true, I have but one thing to say to McNabb. You have no idea who you’re dealing with. Did Richard Seymour’s contractual status and delayed arrival in Oakland deter Al Davis?
Money talks and Mr. Davis is fluent in cash.
Perhaps the McNabb to Oakland talk is all a pipe dream for Raider Nation. At least that’s what JaMarcus Russell was betting on in Vegas this past weekend.