Mike Shanahan responds to McNabb's agent

Mike Shanahan responds to McNabb's agent
December 24, 2010, 12:32 am
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Thursday, December 23, 2010 7:29 PMCSNwashington.com

In response to comments from Fletcher Smith, who serves as Donovan McNabb's agent, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan issued the following statement.

As I stated earlier, when I traded for Donovan McNabb I had hoped that he would lead us to the playoffs. No one wanted him to be more successful than me. When the team was 5-8 and mathematically out of the playoffs, I made the decision to evaluate our other two quarterbacks. This was not personal, but strictly professional. The decision was made in the best interest of the Washington Redskins and I stand by my decision. I will attempt to talk to Fletcher Smith directly to clear up every one of his misconceptions.