The Washington Redskins on Monday reportedly agreed to a five-year contract extension with QB Donovan McNabb. There was some debate as to whether the two sides would agree to a deal but, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, there's should not have been.
Parameters of Donovan McNabb's deal were agreed to in OCTOBER. He took same deal on table since then. No negotiations today. None.
It's unclear exactly when in October the original deal was offered but McNabb's camp may have realized this was the best deal they would get because his performance in October was hardly inspiring. It was probably best for McNabb to agree to a deal sooner rather than later because any significant injury would have cost him millions at the negotiating table.
It's also somewhat surprising, as SB Nation DC notes, that a deal had been in the works this long considering many in the DC area didn't think it was a sure thing McNabb would return in 2011.
McNabb turns 34 later this month and the extension he signed was for five years and $78 million with $40 million guaranteed.