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When decision on McNabb will be made

Posted by Chris Brown on February 9, 2010 – 1:16 pm

As is usually the case most big NFL personnel decisions are prompted by money. Such is the case with both Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb as the Eagles are likely to dominate offseason headlines until they make a definitive quarterback decision. Vick’s $2.5M bonus owed him on March 9th isn’t as cost prohibitive as McNabb’s, making the deadline to determine his future much clearer.

As the Delaware County Times points out, McNabb is due a $6.2M bonus in early May if he’s still on the roster. If they have any remote thoughts of moving him, there’s no way the Eagles wait until after the pay date to make the call, even without a salary cap.

Paying Vick’s bonus to keep him under contract would indicate a desire for the Eagles to get something in return for him instead of letting him go free. But with McNabb it’s a clear fish or cut bait with that kind of bonus number.

Odds are the decision will be made before then, perhaps during the draft (April 22-24) if they want to move him.

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