Nov 20, 2011; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb (5) against the Oakland Raiders at the Metrodome. The Raiders defeated the Vikings 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

McNabb To Have Number Retired By Eagles At Halftime Tonight


In former Vikings player news, retired quarterback Donovan McNabb will have his number retired at halftime of tonight’s Eagles vs. Chiefs game.  Not only that, but he will also be added to the Eagles’ “Honor Roll”.

Former Eagles (Now Chiefs) head coach Andy Reid will be on hand to witness the induction and honoring of his former quarterback.  Reid had this to say about McNabb:

Jul 29, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb addresses the media during a press conference announcing his retirement at the Eagles NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

“Donovan, as great a player as he was, he’s that kind of person, too. He’s easy to be around. He keeps things real with the guys. He was a good leader and a heck of a football player and I’m proud of him and happy for him that all of this is happening. It’s well-deserved. I think the number of people, the ex-players who have come back to support him, that tells the whole story.”

Donovan is the current Eagles franchise leader in passing yards (32,873 yards), completions (2,801), and passing touchdowns (216).  Although he did not succeed in his brief time with the Vikings, congratulations are in order for McNabb.  He is currently an analyst for Fox Sports 1.

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