Found July 30, 2013 on Football Nation:
It may not be cool to say among bitter Philadelphia fans, but I'll say it: Donovan McNabb is one of my all time favorite athletes.But it wasn't always that way.I was fifteen when the Eagles drafted McNabb on a miserable Saturday afternoon in 1999. Commissioner Paul Tagliabue was barely able to finish the second syllable in "McNabb" before being drowned out by the droning jeers of the jaded 'Philly Phaithful'.I didn't know Donovan McNabb from the cashier at my nearby drug store. All I knew was our stupid new coach Andy Reid had drafted him, and we still sucked.The previous two years made it hard to be an Eagles fan. The last two years under the combative Ray Rhodes saw the Iggles go 6-9-1 and 3-13 respectively.When 1998 rolled around, so awful was my team, I couldn't bear to wear my insulated Eagles parka to school. Sure, it'd be 7:30 AM in December, and I'd be shivering outside my junior high school in a lighter flannel jacket, but damned if...

Eagles Retiring Donovan McNabb’s #5 Jersey

The Philadelphia Eagles are set to retire Donovan McNabb’s #5 jersey on September 19 of the upcoming season. The retirement ceremoney will be held during the Eagles nationally televised game at Lincoln Financial Field against the Kansas City Chiefs. McNabb spent 11 seasons with the Eagles after the team drafted him second overall in the 1999 NFL Draft. He is the Eagles’ all...

Why Donovan McNabb is a HOF Quarterback

Building the Stone-Cold Lock Case Why Donovan McNabb is a HOF Quarterback Let’s play a game. One of the quarterbacks I’m about to list isn’t a Hall of Famer. The other three are. So let’s take a dive into their numbers, and without bias, observe all the factors. QB1: 50.1% Completions, 27,663 yards, 173 TD [...]

Eagles will retire McNabb's No. 5

Donovan McNabb's No. 5 will be retired by the Philadelphia Eagles, becoming the ninth player in franchise history to receive that honor. The six-time Pro Bowl quarterback formally announced his retirement Monday, though he hasn't played in the NFL since 2011. McNabb will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame and have his jersey retired on Sept. 19 when the Eagles...

Why Donovan McNabb Will Be a Hall of Fame Quarterback

Donovan McNabb is the best quarterback in the history of the Eagles. He's broken every single Eagles record for quarterbacks.  In this article, I will say why McNabb should be a Hall-of-Famer.The first reason why he should be a Hall-of-Famer is  because McNabb led the Eagles to 91 regular season wins, 9 postseason wins, a NFC Championship title and a Super Bowl berth.He also...

Philadelphia Eagles to Retire Donovan McNabb's Number

The Philadelphia Eagles held a press conference on Monday for quarterback Donovan McNabb to officially retire as a member of the Eagles, but franchise owner Jeffrey Lurie did one better. Lurie said the Eagles would retire the quarterback’s No. 5. The number will be officially retired at halftime on Sept. 19 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Perhaps, the Eagles chose that game on...

Donovan McNabb set to retire as an Eagle

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...

Eagles To Retire Donovan’ McNabb’s Number September 19 Vs Chiefs

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 Pro Football Talk, 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...

Lurie Reflects on Donovan McNabb Pick: “It was Donovan or Yikes”

  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.

McNabb to officially retire as an Eagle, greatest quarterback in Eagle history?

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. McNabb who began his career with a cascade of boo’s on draft day; presided over one...

Eagles Training Camp at Lincoln Financial Field

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 [...]
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