Oh Donovan, just admit it– no one likes you anymore… save for maybe that mens league basketball team in Minnesota.
Speaking to the Chicago Tribune and trying to drum up some interest in his client (is this thing on?), former Five’s agent, Fletcher Smith, spun the lack of phone calls to Donovan as a positive.
Watch this, folks, mere mortals can’t pivot like this– it takes a slimy agent: [via Chicago Tribune]
“We’re just weighing our options right now,” said Fletcher Smith, McNabb’s agent, on Tuesday. “No real set timetable to make a decision on what he is going to do this year. So he’s in a holding pattern at this point.”
“We’ll see what happens. We really can’t control the media frenzy that Peyton has found himself in,” Smith said. “Going back a couple of years, when Donovan was first traded (from the Eagles to the Redskins), there was quite a bit of interest in what was going to happen with him and there was excitement over the move to Washington. But some of that enthusiasm and excitement has sort of waned a little bit.”
“It’s a good problem to have in his case, because it seemed like for many years every offseason, he was the lead story. So he can afford to lay out a little bit.”
Smith goes on to say that McNabb most definitely, without a doubt has a future in broadcasting when his playing career is over. But no word on when that may be.
One thing is for sure, though: the three teams that Donovan identified as teams that he could "add a little bit of flavor to" are seemingly not interested in serving as a landing spot for the aged quarterback. Frowny face.