The problem is that there are a lot of moving parts to a potential deal. Not only do the Redskins and a potential trading partner—the Vikings seem to be the most-mentioned destination for Mcnabb—have to agree on compensation but McNabb’s camp also has to get involved. No team is going to trade for McNabb’s contract, which calls for him to get a $10 million roster bonus in the first week of the regular season. The Redskins will have to give McNabb permission to speak with a potential trading partner to work out a new deal before pulling the trigger on a trade.
Getting this done will not require an inordinate amount of time but it probably will take more than a day or two. Although all parties would like to get something done quickly, it will take at least a few days and perhaps longer.