It wasn't unreasonable to expect, as Jason Reid suggested in the Washington Post today, that Donovan McNabb might come back from his benching with a big game. And it was reasonable to assume that the five-year, $78 million contract that McNabb signed with the Redskins today (the contract guarantees him $40 million) might act as even more of an incentive. McNabb played just fine. He just had the bad luck to play just fine against Michael Vick, who under the bright lights of Monday Night football, against the backdrop of the emotional tumult in Washington, and in heavy rain, turned in an astonishing performance.
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