Donovan McNabb Retirement: Why The Eagles Quarterback Is Retiring

The Donovan McNabb retirement as part of the Philadelphia Eagles took some people by surprise.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Donovan McNabb will retire on Monday. The Philadelphia Eagles are allowing Donovan McNabb to have a one-day contract so he can official retire as part of the team.

But why is Donovan McNabb retiring? Donovan McNabb originally planned on retiring later this fall in September. He's been planning the retirement deal with the Eagles for a while since the team also allowed former quarterback Randall Cunningham to do the same in 2002.

After playing for years at the Eagles, Donovan McNabb was traded to the Redskins in 2010. Donovan McNabb didn't do so well there so he finally ended up with the Vikings in 2011. In 2012, Donovan McNabb found himself in a similar situation to Tim Tebow, with no one wanting to hire him.

Donovan McNabb admits his retirement is due to his poor performance the last few years in the NFL:

"I have nothing but love for the Philly fans, even the ones who were highly criticizing me or opinionated in any way. I can't get upset at them because my job is to get out on the field and be productive. That's what quarterbacking is all about."

But Donovan McNabb's analyst job is likely to be his long term career. Donovan McNabb will be among the "starting five" for Fox Sports Live, a nightly flagship football show. Meanwhile, there is a debate over whether Donovan McNabb should qualify for the NFL hall of fame:

What do you think about the Eagles allowing Donovan's McNabb's retirement to be as part of the team?