- Donovan McNabb said that he wants to return to the Washington Redskins regardless of how good or bad a record the team posts this season. (Photo: Jay Westcott)
While tackling an array of topics on his weekly TV show on TBD TV, Donovan McNabb reiterated his desire to remain a Washington Redskin beyond this season and said that the team's record this season will not have any bearing on that desire.
The show was recorded earlier this afternoon and will air tonight at 8:30 p.m. on TBD TV.
McNabb is playing in the final season of his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent if the Redskins aren't able to work out a deal. But the quarterback said the two sides are making progress.
"Communications have been moving forward, and that my focus is on being here," McNabb said. "It will take care of itself. I want to be here in Washington. I want to be here, end my career here. And a lot of exciting things are going to happen.”
Aldridge asked McNabb if a poor record by the Redskins this season would cause him to change his mind. It has been speculated that a trying year in the District would lead McNabb to want to go elsewhere rather than return. But McNabb said that's not the case.
"Record doesn’t weigh into anything," he said. "I have said I want to be here. I think we can do a lot of good things here in Washington, this year and years to come, and I think we can do that.”
Also discussed on The Donovan McNabb Show on TBD TV, was McNabb's return to Philadelphia this Sunday, and his relationship with Michael Vick, who has now succeeded him as quarterback of the Eagles.
If you remember, McNabb lobbied for Philadelphia to sign Vick soon after the quarterback was released from jail on dog fighting charges. McNabb said he was aware that supporting Vick could put him, and the Eagles in a negative light, but that it was a move well worth it. In addition to believing Vick's athletic ability could help the team, McNabb wanted to be able to mentor Vick.
“Friends stick their neck out for Friends," McNabb told Aldridge. "I’ve always told him that I had his back just like he’d have my back.”
You can catch all this and more tonight at 8:30 p.m. on TBD TV, which is Channel 8 and/or 28 in the D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia areas. If you're not in those areas, check back here later, or monitor my Twitter account: @MikeJonesTBD for a link to be able to watch the show online.