Boy, talk about a story that shouldn’t drum up any controversy but somehow has.
Donovan McNabb is quite simply one of the best quarterbacks to play in the last twenty years. His resume speaks for itself, but somehow, I don’t think many fans realize or take the time to look at where he stands next to some of the all-time greats.
McNabb currently sits at No. 17 all-time in terms of career passing yards. He’s ahead of names like Jim Kelly, Phil Simms, Troy Aikman and Randall Cunningham. He’s also No. 22 all-time for touchdown passes — ahead of Steve Young and Bob Griese. If that’s not enough to make his case, his career passer rating is 24th in the history of the league, ahead of Jim Kelly, Roger Staubach, Len Dawson, Troy Aikman and Warren Moon.
It seems like the only knock on McNabb is the lack of a Super Bowl win. That said, when did winning a Super Bowl become criteria for having your jersey retired? Warren Moon and Jim Kelly had their numbers retired without winning Super Bowls.