Redskins Acquire McNabb for Two Draft Picks

  • April 4, 2010, 9:06 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Donovan McNabb is changing uniforms and staying in the NFC East.

The Philadelphia Eagles traded McNabb to the Washington Redskins for a pair of draft picks on Sunday night. The Eagles will receive a second-round pick (37th overall) in this month's NFL draft and either a third- or fourth-round pick next year.

"Donovan McNabb was more than a franchise quarterback for this team," Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie said. "He truly embodied all of the attributes of a great quarterback and of a great person. He has been an excellent representative of this organization and the entire National Football League both on and off the field. I look forward to honoring him as one of the greatest Eagles of all-time and hopefully see him enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton one day."

McNabb, a six-time Pro Bowl quarterback, led the Eagles to five NFC championship games and one Super Bowl in 11 seasons in Philadelphia. His failure to lead the team to its first NFL championship since 1940 plus the emergence of Kevin Kolb made him expendable.

Kolb, who has started two games in three seasons, becomes the starter. Michael Vick is the backup.

"This was a very tough decision," coach Andy Reid said. "Donovan McNabb represented everything a football player could be during his 11 seasons in Philadelphia. He carried this organization to new heights and set a high standard of excellence both on and off the field. We thank him for everything he did for this football team and for this city."

McNabb threw for 3,553 yards and 22 touchdowns with 10 interceptions in 14 games last season, leading the Eagles to the playoffs. His passer rating of 92.9 was the third-highest in his career.

But McNabb played poorly in a loss to Dallas in Week 17 that cost Philadelphia a division title and a first-round bye. He also struggled in a loss to the Cowboys the following week in the wild-card game.

Reid said immediately after the season that McNabb would return in 2010. Reid repeated that several times throughout the offseason until acknowledging last month the team was listening to offers for all three of its QBs.

"Donovan is the ultimate professional," Eagles president Joe Banner said. "He has an incredible work ethic and has been an integral part of our success. Over the years, Donovan has always carried himself with a great deal of dignity. He's an excellent role model for young men and women from across the region. In my mind, he'll always be remembered as one of the greatest Eagles of all time."

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wow. how did this happen?? they better hope that there are some pretty good guys still available or else they are in trouble.
so is vick going to be their only qb? if he gets hurt, this will not be pretty.

I feel really sorry for the eagles. Kolb is gonna get 'em killed.


kolbs their starter

But who to pick now that we have a QB?

O Line, biggest need and Okung's probably available.

one more thing...M.Vick is so much better than Kolb!

Yeah, Kolb does not have the experience that Vick has, he did pretty well in the games that he did play in last year, i thought Vick was starting 4 sure

I know your so right!

Agreed , though. Considering Kolbs history as a QB, then take vicks. They really, need to get rid of andy ried. why does he like him anyway?

you are 100% right!

Kolb is going to start. Andy Reid just loves him since he fits in perfect for the west coast offense

I agree. Even though Kolbs dad is a part of the organization I'm still looking for qb to be claimed. Don't be suprised if McCoy may be that qb or Daryll Clark because Eagles usually pick guys from colleges like PSU and pitt.

Here are some players:
Tony Hunt[PSU]-released
Lesean McCoy[Pitt]-starter for now
Jordan Norwood[PSU]-picked off waivers then released

M.V lost his touch. Nobody Likes him anymore. I mean, the guy goes to jail, then comes back as a backup, while in the falcons, he probably was gonna become a hall of famer. I just don't get him, you got a career in the bag, then you are put in jail 4 dogfighting. Really? I just don't get him.

YAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! im a redskin fan! oh ya!he also went to syracuse! for once snyder has done something! he will make us do something! finally! i have prayed for this!


sorry 2 rain on your parade but McNabb is definitley NOT what he used 2 be. He has been getting injured every year and has played very little.

I don't think it was a bad move, Kevin Kolb looks impresive in his two starts. Besides the redskins only have 4 draft picks and it will be hard to rebuild. They need new OT OG and a Center. Plus they need a cornerback

thanx sports center3!!! i think it wuz a smart move.. but he can't do it alone. i think thre skins should get AQB in the 3rd round and line men the other rounds...

Just let you know I'm cheering for the redskins when they play, but I hope they split the series with the eagles so they get a taste of their own medicine Mcnabb deserves a super bowl or at least another playoff appearance after what the eagles organization did. That was the dumbest thing that any team in Philly has done in order to get a player.

That was the dumbest thing we have ever done

im happy for u!! :D

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