Donovan McNabb will retire as a Philadelphia Eagle this fall.
Though no official announcement has been made by the Eagles organization, McNabb announced the news while conducting an interview on NBC Sports Radio on Monday. The ceremony will likely take place on September 19, when his former coach Andy Reid will be present at the Linc with his new team, the Kansas City Chiefs.
It seems these days that McNabb has a healthy outlook on the many fans who loved him in Philadelphia versus thus who were outspoken about their dislike of the former Eagles quarterback.
There was never any animosity from the Philly fans. The handful of fans that are the ones that are kind of being seen, they’re not a high percentage of fans who truly appreciate what you were able to do while you were there. 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.”
While McNabb was never able to bring the ultimate win home for Philadelphia fans, this move is a no-brainer. He led the Eagles to a level of success that we all now long to reach once again. Love him or hate him, McNabb deserves for his football career to formally come to a close in the place he called home for 11 seasons.