Washington has been exploring options to get out of FedEx Field for a few years. The stadium in Landover, Md. was built just before a new era of very expensive, lavish stadiums around the NFL. The Redskins’ stadium felt inadequate almost immediately, and less than two decades after it opened owner Daniel Snyder is looking for something better. He has already hired a stadium architect, the Post said, even though the team’s lease at FedEx Field runs through 2027.
Washington D.C. and Maryland have also expressed interest in being the Redskins’ new home, whenever they move, but Virginia is pushing hard. McAuliffe hosted Snyder, team president Bruce Allen and other Redskins officials at his mansion on Thursday night, the Post said. The team is in a unique position, being able to have a bidding war between two states and Washington D.C. without having to officially relocate. It increases their odds of getting a stadium that is mostly funded by taxpayers. There will likely be multiple offers.
In an interview with BillyPenn.com, McNabb said the Eagles’ current approach to the quarterback position is “dumb.”
It was “dumb,” McNabb said, for the Eagles to “sign Sam Bradford to a multiyear deal and give him big money, then you trade picks to move up to No. 2 [in the draft] — that was dumb. I mean, nothing against Carson Wentz, but why would you do that? That’s just a bad business decision from the Philadelphia Eagles.”
In ’99, the Eagles held the No. 2 pick in the draft. Before the draft, they hired Reid as head coach, and Reid signed Pederson — then a backup quarterback in Green Bay — as a free agent. A couple of months later, the Eagles drafted McNabb.
Pederson’s role was to run the Eagles’ offense while McNabb learned the system. McNabb took issue with the idea that Pederson’s role also called for him to mentor the rookie from Syracuse.
“Was Doug brought in to mentor me, so to speak?” McNabb said. “No. Absolutely not. Doug was brought in to run the offense and give me a chance to learn the offense and be under Andy Reid.
“I don’t want to take anything away from Doug because it is unfair to Doug. Doug was the backup quarterback to Brett Favre, and Doug was brought over to Philly because it was giving him an opportunity to start.”
1 to 10 percent: Vince Wilfork made five Pro Bowls and won two Super Bowls, but nose tackles — even great nose tackles — do not do well through this process. … Duane Brown took a step backward last season and broke his Pro Bowl streak at three.
It’s one thing to say that J.J. Watt is on the path to having a valuable career that would eventually, viewed as a whole, be worth a spot in the Hall of Fame. That’s not the point I’m making, though. Watt has done enough to make it to the Hall of Fame right now. If he retired tomorrow, Watt’s résumé would include four first-team All-Pro appearances and three Defensive Player of the Year trophies. Every eligible player who has won the trophy twice has been enshrined. Watt’s already ahead of them.