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The Philadelphia Eagles September 19 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs just got a little more exciting.
Not only will be it a homecoming for former Eagles, and current Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, but now according to Thacover2, it will be the night Donovan McNabb gets his No.5 jersey retired as well.
“Donovan McNabb was a franchise-changing quarterback for the Eagles and helped raise the bar of success for this franchise during his 11-year tenure with the team,” owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a team-issued release. ”On the field, the numbers that Donovan posted during his time in an Eagles uniform speak for themselves. He is the franchise leader in nearly every major passing category and is the all-time winningest quarterback in Eagles history. His unique ability to make plays through the air and with his legs made him one of the most dynamic players this city has ever seen. Donovan was the face and the focal point of so many of our great Eagles teams and he helped make this franchise a contender each and every year that he was here.”
McNabb’s No. 5 will join eight others retired by the Eagles. They include in no specific order, 15 (Steve Van Buren); 20 (Brian Dawkins); 40 (Tom Brookshier); 44 (Pete Retzlaff); 60 (Chuck Bednarik); 70 (Al Wistert); 92 (Reggie White); 99 (Jerome Brown).
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Donovan McNabb's No. 5 will be retired by the Philadelphia Eagles, becoming the ninth player in franchise history to receive that honor.
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Donovan McNabb will formally retire as an Eagle on Monday. The former Eagles quarterback will be honored at a news conference with owner Jeffrey Lurie. McNabb 36 appeared at the Eagles' Alumni Day during Sunday's open practice at Lincoln Financial Field. McNabb was introduced to the 30000 fans in attendance and received a standing ovation. His relationship with the team and...
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Donovan McNabb will officially retire on Monday as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Drafted to a chorus of boos at the 1999 NFL Draft, McNabb guided the Eagles to numerous playoff appearances including a spot in Super Bowl XXXIX.
Special weekend for my me. Look forward to seeing my former teammates and the current eagles. True eagles...
So apparently Donovan McNabb hadn’t retired yet… who knew? At least he’s going out as a Philadelphia Eagles player, the way it’s supposed to be.
The Eagles have announced that Donovan McNabb will formally retire Monday as an Eagle. I'm sure Redskins & Vikings fans are furious.
— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) July 28, 2013
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Quarterback Donovan McNabb will retire as an Eagle on Monday. SOURCE: NBC SportsFantasy Spin:McNabb appeared in six Pro Bowls during his tenure with the Eagles including five in a row between 2000 and 2004. He led Philadelphia to one Super Bowl, which the Eagles lost to New England in 2004. He threw for 234 touchdowns and rushed for 29 more during his 13 seasons in the league. The...
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This should invoke nothing but joy and warm feelings in the hearts of Philly fans, long admirers of the legend of Donovan McNabb. McNabb felt it necessary to have a formal retirement announcement in late July, when the NFL media is still bored enough to pay attention. He retired as a member of the Eagles, which makes sense, though it’s still a development not...
When the Philadelphia Eagles, and first year head coach Andy Reid, were on the clock in the 1999 NFL Draft, everyone in the front office agreed on who their target was going to be with the No. 2 overall pick. No. 5, Donovan McNabb. Per a great article over [...]The post Lurie Reflects on Donovan McNabb Pick: “It was Donovan or Yikes” appeared first on Eagles Pulse.
Today Donovan McNabb will officially retires from the NFL. More Than a decade of football as an Eagle where he took the Birds to the playoffs eight times and one Superbowl. McNabb holds nearly every Eagle quarterback record and with that stated, probably the best quarterback in Eagle history.
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Six-time Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb will officially
retire as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday.
Philadelphia, PA — Sunday July 28, 2013 the Philadelphia Eagles held their first training camp practice at Lincoln Financial field. This was also the first Padded Practice under New Coach Chip Kelly. Before the gates opened, the Eagles announced that Donovan McNabb will officially retire as an Eagle on Monday July 29, 2013. Jeremy Maclin [...]