No way he is simply released. That would make the extension all the more idiotic. He either gets traded or retires. We pretty much HAVE to get something for him and a 4th or 5th rounder is feasible.
McNabb is amusing. He thinks by using his agent as a frontman that is going to have any effect on Shanahan or Allen. Whatever you think of either of these guys, Shanahan showed in Denver and Allen in Tampa, that they were going to deal players and manage the roster the way THEY wanted to and were not going to be dictated to by individual athletes.
McNabb came along a year too late. If Zorn and Cerrato were still in charge he could probably have still pulled off the power play and forced his release in January.
Then he could have selected his new team and thumbed his nose at the Redskins.
Too bad, Donovan.
If it is really true that McNabb passively resisted executing the offense he was being paid to run and slow-rolled the Redskins in 2010, then I would have no qualms about trading him to the worst location possible, somewhere he doesn't want to go.
Heck, let's see if he likes playing in Buffalo or Carolina