Report: Donovan McNabb Will Ask Redskins for Release Following This Season


The Donovan McNabb experiment in the nation's capital has, well, left a lot to be desired. And now, not surprisingly, it sounds like McNabb wants to move on.

According to, the veteran quarterback will ask the team to release him following the 2010 season.

The 2010 season has been a tumultuous one to say the least for McNabb and the Redskins. The quarterback was recently benched — moved to the No. 3 spot on the depth chart — in favor of Rex Grossman. Head coach Mike Shanahan also benched McNabb earlier in the season, as part of the infamous "cardiovascular" saga.

Adam Schefter, who wrote the report for, speculates that it would be unlikely the 'Skins will grant the release to McNabb, especially considering he still has some trade value. Teams like Minnesota, Seattle, San Francisco, Carolina, Tennessee and Miami all have quarterback needs, and they could be potential suitors for McNabb.

The Redskins recently signed McNabb to a five-year deal worth up to $78 million.

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