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Vernon Davis Wouldn't Mind McNabb as QB

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011  |  Updated 2:30 PM EDT
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Vernon Davis Wouldn't Mind McNabb as QB

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GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02: Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Washington Redskins warms up before the preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.

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So say the Redskins release Donovan McNabb in the offseason. And say he becomes a free agent available to the highest bidder (or at least a bidder in need of a veteran starting QB). Where do you think he'd end up?

If former Terp Vernon Davis had his wish, he'd want McNabb to be the starter for his 49ers.

At least that's what he told Terrell Owens this week on the T.Ocho Show.

"Oh man, I'd love to catch some passes from Donovan McNabb," told Owens by phone. "I saw some of the things he did with you when you were playing with him. He did a great job getting you the ball. Yeah, that would be tremendous. ... That would be outstanding."

 

 

Besides the awkwardness of Davis talking about the relationship between Owens and McNabb -- which was, shall we say ... strained? -- he brings up a good point, as explained by Gregg Rosenthal of Pro Football Talk.

"... The speculation actually makes some sense," Rosenthal wrote. "McNabb has played his whole career in the West Coast offense, even if he’s a better vertical passer than a true timing thrower."

It's not clear, however, if 49ers management agrees with Davis. Sure, he's a better option than the team's QBs this past season -- David Carr, Alex Smith and Troy Smith. And McNabb might jump at the chance to work with Davis, Frank Gore, Michael Crabtree and Ted Ginn Jr.

But how many teams really are in the market for a 34-year-old QB whose numbers have declined each of the past two seasons and who has played just one entire 16-game season since 2004-05?

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