It shouldn't come as a shock that Brett Favre's annual decision -- to play or not to play -- is holding up several NFL teams. And as my colleague and pal Ed Werder of ESPN reports today, Favre's not going to let a little thing like Donovan McNabb's future rush his decision.
If the Vikings are going to enter the McNabb "sweepstakes," they sort of need a heads up from Favre. And since that's unlikely, it probably eliminates the one trade destination that McNabb's reportedly signed off on. So if you're keeping score at home, Favre's annual decision-making period may be influencing the Eagles, Vikings, Werders, Bills, 49ers, Raiders and perhaps even the Panthers and Cardinals.
ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported that sources around the league have indicated that Kevin Kolb will start for the Eagles in 2010, which seems like a logical conclusion since the Eagles have basically parked McNabb out front like a used car. Schefter also Tweeted on behalf of Len Pasquarelli Friday that the Raiders were willing to trade Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha for McNabb.
I can't believe the Raiders would pull the trigger on a deal like that, but hey, it's the Raiders. And there's also the issue of McNabb perhaps not wanting to spend the twilight years of his career in the Black Hole. OK, now I'm headed to Houston for an Elite Eight game. Talk soon.