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Some possible suitors for McNabb

Earlier this week, we listed here on Eagletarian updates on which teams might be interested in Donovan McNabb.

Some possible suitors for McNabb

Earlier this week, we listed here on Eagletarian updates on which teams might be interested in Donovan McNabb.

Since then, the Andy Reid has conceded that the Eagles are listening to offers for all three of their quarterbacks. McNabb responded with a statement that "I understand the situation well, and just hope whichever direction the Eagles decide to go in, they do it quickly."

Which brings us back to where he might land, should the Eagles decide to trade him.

The NFC potential candidates had their say, along with Reid, at today's breakfast and here are some excerpts from several of those teams:

Minnesota: When asked about McNabb as a possible solution if Brett Favre does not return, coach Brad Childress said, “Not as of right now. I am not going to tell you that we are not going to add another quarterback to our roster, if not two more to our roster, but it would depend on which quarterbacks are out there and which are not. That’s all down-the-road stuff.”

San Francisco: Alex Smith, the No. 1 overall pick in 2005, has not lived up to expectations, leading to speculation that the 49ers might have interest in McNabb. Earlier this week, the Niners announced a “mutual parting” with general manager Scot McCloughan, who was hired in February 2005. Among his first major personnel decisions was drafting Smith. “There is always interest, and I think as a head coach it is my responsibility to always look at ways of making my football team better,” Niners coach Mike Singletary said of McNabb. “It would not be very smart to say we are set, this is the guy that is going to take us to the Super Bowl. Alex [Smith] hasn’t done it yet, but I am very hopeful that he can ... Alex is our starting quarterback.” The Niners also signed David Carr, whom Singletary said will not be in an open competition with Smith.

Arizona: The Cardinals signed free agent Derek Anderson, who was released by the Browns, but coach Ken Whisenhunt told reporters that Matt Leinart is the starter going into training camp but there will be a competition for the job.

Seattle: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has said Matt Hasselbeck is the starter. Seattle acquired unproven Charlie  Whitehurst in a trade with San Diego and then signed him to a 2-year, $10 million deal. Carroll has indicated that Whitehurst will be developed for the future.

Carolina: The Panthers are planning to start the season with Matt Moore as their quarterback after releasing Jake Delhomme. Carolina does not have a first-round pick, which seemingly took them out of the running for McNabb, but maybe it doesn't. 

To read our earlier posts on Eagletarian, click here.

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