Donovan McNabb is set to retire as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles to end his career after stints with the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings over his last two years in the league. McNabb never won a Super Bowl in his 13 seasons in the NFL as he lost in his only appearance in 2004 with the Eagles.
Philadelphia lost to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl that year and McNabb threw three crucial interceptions in the game. Nevertheless, he will go down as one of the greatest quarterbacks in Eagles’ history after 11 years with the team.
Last year, McNabb worked as an analyst for the NFL Network during the season and never returned to field though his name came up in free agents talks on a weekly basis. Any type of return is now out the question as Donovan McNabb is set to retire.
The 36-year-old announced his decision to retire as an Eagle on the NBC Sports Radio Show Monday night. McNabb believes the official retirement will happen in September though the Philadelphia Eagles have yet to make an announcement.
During his career, McNabb threw for 37,276 yards and 234 touchdowns. He is currently the Eagles’ franchise leader in passing completions (2,801), passing yards (32,873), and touchdowns (216) while he practically wrote the record book at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Eagles’ stadium was opened in 2003, during McNabb’s fifth year in the NFL, and he posted his best season there in 2004. The University of Syracuse product threw 31 touchdowns and finished with a 64 percent completion rating in 2004, both of which are the highest of his career.
McNabb’s started more games behind center than anyone as the Eagles’ quarterback and he is now calling it quits and hanging up the jersey for good. He last started six games in 2011 for the Vikings in which he threw for 948 yards and eight touchdowns.
With Donovan McNabb ready to retire, do you believe he is one of the greatest quarterbacks in the Philadelphia Eagles’ history?
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