The Washington Redskins have begun talking to quarterback Donovan McNabb about a contract extension, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. With only one year left on his Eagles contract that was signed in 2002, it was pretty much understood that McNabb would receive an extension from the Redskins.
I don't think the contract talks will drag into the 2010 season. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if the parameters of the deal are already in place. Without a new collective bargaining agreement, it will be tricky to figure out how to distribute the money. But this deal would not have been made with a one-year rental in mind.
Expect to hear about McNabb's new contract before the draft this month. And at this point, I'd be very surprised to see Mike Shanahan draft a quarterback No. 4 overall. Obviously, you can't get one with the No. 37 pick now. We'll keep you posted on any developments on the McNabb front.