It remains to be seen whether the 49ers go after Donovan McNabb in the off-season, but at least one prominent member of the team hopes it happens. Tight end Vernon Davis said he would "love to catch some passes" from McNabb, who is expected to be traded or released by the Redskins after losing his starting job to Rex Grossman.
"Oh man, I'd love to catch some passes from Donovan McNabb," Davis said on the T. Ocho Show. Davis was asked about McNabb by the show's co-host, Terrell Owens, who once played for McNabb in Philadelphia before the two had a falling-out that led to Owens' suspension and subsequent release in 2006.
McNabb might be a strong candidate to become new coach Jim Harbaugh's quarterback in the off-season, especially because Harbaugh wants to install the West Coast offense that McNabb has played most of his career. The 49ers considered acquiring McNabb last year, but decided to give former No. 1 overall pick Alex Smith another chance. Smith will not be retained by the team.