Posted June 29, 2012

Donovan McNabb: “Between 80 and 90 percent” chance he plays this year

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Veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb believes he will play this season. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images).

Veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb has struggled in recent years, but he believes there is a “between 80 and 90 percent” chance he will play this season, according to an interview he did on NBC SportsTalk on Thursday.

McNabb said he is looking at three teams right now, but he declined to name them. He also didn’t clarify whether there was mutual interest. He wants a team that has a “solid running game, weapons on the outside, a defense that’s been playing well and playing well together, and that’s ready to win right now.”

McNabb also seemed open to the possibility that he would have to wait to see what opportunities become available after training camp gets underway later this summer.

“Right now, I think teams are evaluating what they have. They’re looking at their young quarterbacks, their backup situations,” McNabb said. But if things “go wrong in training camp,” the teams could look to add a veteran, like McNabb.

McNabb made the last of his six Pro Bowl appearances in 2009, his final year with the Philadelphia Eagles. He led the team to a 10-4 record in his 14 starts that season.

But the 35-year-old McNabb struggled the past two seasons. He was traded to the Washington Redskins and billed as the team’s franchise quarterback. But Washington went 5-8 with McNabb as a starter, and his tenure with the Redskins ended that offseason.

In 2011, he went to the Minnesota Vikings and went 1-5 before losing his starting job.