NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb will officially end his NFL career as a member of the Phildelphia Eagles. The polarizing QB plans to officially retire on Monday.
McNabb will sign a one-day contract with the Eagles and then announce his retirement during a special press conference being held at the NovaCare complex.
The Donovan McNabb retirement press conference will be held at 10 am. Also in attendance for the momentous occasion will be Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie.
Donovan joined the NFL in 1999 after he was taken by the Philadelphia Eagles as the second overall pick in the NFL draft.
The Pro-Bowl caliber quarterback would play for 11 seasons with the Eagles while racking up six Pro Bowl appearances.
In 2010, McNabb was traded to the Washington Redskins but lasted just one year before heading to the Minnesota Vikings. McNabb stayed with the Vikings for just a few games before he was officially released from the teams roster.
While Donovan McNabb was a beloved figure at times, he also managed to rub fellow players, fans, and others in the NFL the wrong way.
Despite being on less than stellar terms with his former team, McNabb remains the franchies greatest quarterback of all time based on statistics. McNabb played in 167 games over his career, amassing 3,170 completions on 5,374 attempts for a 59 percent completion rate. McNabb compiled 234 touchdowns while throwing 117 interceptions. The Pro Bowl QB combined for 37,276 yards during his 13 year NFL career.
Following the press conference the Philadelphia Eagle’s plan to honor McNabb during a half time presentation during week three of the teams regular season gridiron match against the Kansas City Chiefs. That celebration will occur during Thursday night football on September 19.
It will be a big year of celebration for McNabb, who will also have his jersey retired by Syracus on October 5.
Here’s an NFL Networks tribute to the Eagle’s QB:
Love him or hate him, there is no denying the impact Donovan McNabb had on the Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL.