Though the $78M bucks is a headliner, McNabb’s actual compensation could be far less.
According to McNabb’s agent, Flecther Smith, the Redskins have an out clause. A clause that will allow the team to cut the 6-time ProBowler without paying him any more than the initial $3.5M he will receive from the deal by season’s end.
There is no doubt that Redskins new head coach, Mike Shanahan, is unhappy with McNabb’s work ethic and performance on the field. Don’t be surprised if you see McNabb in another uniform next season. This deal is simply a means to an end.