ESPN’s NFL Insider Michael Smith reports that the Washington Redskins have signed quarterback Donovan McNabb to a five-year, $78 million contract with $40 million in guaranteed money.
McNabb has struggled this season, throwing seven touchdowns and eight interceptions. He was benched at the end of the Redskins’ last game for quarterback Rex Grossman. The Redskins lost to the Detroit Lions 37-25.
Head coach Mike Shanahan announced after the game that McNabb doesn’t know the team’s two-minute drill as well as Grossman. He also said McNabb lacks the cardiovascular endurance needed to complete the two-minute drill.
The Redskins had a bye last week and will face the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football tonight. They are 4-4 and need a victory to salvage their season.