Redskins, McNabb Agree to Five-Year Extension

Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb has agreed to a five-year contract extension, ESPN's Michael Smith reports.

According to Smith, the extension is worth $78 million and includes $40 million in guarantees.

Acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles this off-season, McNabb has completed 159-of-277 pass attempts for 1,971 yards with 7 touchdowns and 8 interceptions for a passer rating of 76.0.

The Redskins are 4-4 with McNabb under center, and during their recent 37-25 loss to the lowly Detroit Lions, McNabb was replaced in the two-minute offense by Rex Grossman. Head coach Mike Shanahan gave multiple reasons for McNabb's benching, from reasons to do with conditioning to Grossman having a better grasp of that portion of the playbook.

A six-time Pro Bowler, the 34-year old McNabb spent the first 11 seasons of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, who used the 2nd overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft on the former Syracuse University star.

McNabb passed for 32,873 yards and 216 touchdowns for the Eagles, both franchise records. McNabb also ranks 14th in franchise history with 3,249 rushing yards, adding 28 touchdowns on the ground.

In 16 playoff games, including four NFC Championship Games and a Super Bowl, McNabb completed 341-of-577 pass attempts for 3,752 yards with 24 touchdowns, 17 interceptions, and 422 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. The Eagles went 9-7 in those post-season games.

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