Former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb is the greatest quarterback in the team’s history. McNabb has one Super Bowl appearance(Loss to Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX) and has been to the NFC Championship game five times, including four in a row(2000-2004). In 13 seasons, McNabb threw for 37,275 yards, which is more than Hall of Famers Troy Aikman, Kurt Warner, Steve Young, and Jim Kelly. He also has 234 touchdown passes, which is more than Young, Warner, and Aikman.
However, Warner, Aikman, and Young all have won at least one Super Bowl, and while Kelly has not won a Super Bowl, he did make it to four straight Super Bowls.
So, should McNabb be in the Hall? He thinks he belongs, and so does his former head coach Andy Reid.
Today, one of McNabb’s former teammates in Philadelphia, and the current head coach of the Eagles, Doug Pederson, gave his thoughts on McNabb’s candidacy for the Hall.
“Yeah, I think you look at the body of work, I mean, I think there is definitely — you can make a case, you can make an argument for him going in,” Pederson said on Saturday. “You know, obviously in our game, quarterbacks, especially the top-tier quarterbacks, are always thought of as are they Super Bowl winners and things like that.
“I don’t think that has to be the final straw in any decision. How they lead their team for so many years, the numbers they put up, the amount of NFC championship games that he’s led this team to, you could definitely make an argument for it.
“Maybe one day he’ll get an opportunity.”
The only thing that is missing from McNabb’s resume is a Super Bowl title. McNabb had a very good career, but making the Hall could be a tall order for him, and because he fell short so many times in big moments, including the Super Bowl, he might fall just short of being a Hall of Famer.
What J.R. Smith did last night was inexcusable. Late in the 4th quarter, with the game tied at 107. George Hill was at the free throw line with an opportunity to put the Cavs up by one, but he would miss the free throw. However, Smith would get the rebound, but because he thought the Cavs were in the lead, Smith decided to dribble out the clock.
Ultimately the game would go to OT, and the Warriors would win 124-114.
After the game, Cavs star LeBron James was supportive of Smith, which gave former Philadelphia Eagles WR Freddie Mitchell an opportunity to take a shot at his former teammate Donovan McNabb.
You remember Mitchell, who teamed up with McNabb to help the Eagles get to the NFC Championship Game back in the 2003 season by converting on 4th & 26 against the Green Bay Packers.
However, Mitchell is not a big fan of McNabb, and he went to Twitter on Friday to take a shot at his former QB:
— Freddie Mitchell (@FMitchell84) June 1, 2018
Maybe one of these days McNabb and Mitchell can work it out.
First, it was former Philadelphia Eagles WR Terrell Owens, who said he would choose Eagles QB Carson Wentz over former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb, and now his former Eagles’ teammate Freddie Mitchell chimed in on the debate, and here’s a hint, he agrees with Owens.
Mitchell, who played with McNabb in Philadelphia, explains why he would choose Wentz over McNabb.
“You have to understand what Carson Wentz brings to the field. He’s a guy that actually has been coached by Doug Pederson(played in NFL 1993-2004) and has a quarterback that’s actually coaching him to be great. Donovan really did not have that option. His option was his legs,” Mitchell told TMZ Sports. “Any receiver in the NFL is gonna want a quarterback that actually goes down his progressions, and running is not one of the progressions, so I understand what Terrell is coming from.”
Is Mitchell saying that Wentz is in a better position because of Pederson? Not sure, but Andy Reid(McNabb’s coach in Philly) did a tremendous job developing McNabb.
End of the day, Mitchell was another guy who did not always see eye-to-eye with McNabb, so I’m not sure how objective he is when it comes to talking about McNabb.
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz is the talk of the NFL. He leads the league in touchdown passes(23), and has the Eagles at 8-1, which is the best record in football.
If Wentz continues to play at this level, he will probably be the MVP of the league in 2017. Furthermore, if he plays at this level for years to come, he will go down as an all-time great.
How does Wentz stack up against the greatest QB in Eagles’ history Donovan McNabb?
Former Eagles WR Terrell Owens, who played with McNabb in Philly, is very high on Wentz, and gave his thoughts on McNabb versus Wentz:
“I haven’t played with Carson, but from what I’ve seen, and from what I’ve heard, he’s the real deal. Again, they’re two different quarterbacks,” Owens told TMZ Sports. “Obviously, McNabb he’s a running quarterback. You think of Wentz, he’s more of a pocket passer. He can make some things happen with his feet if need be. They’re two different quarterbacks.”
When asked to choose between McNabb or Wentz, Owens had this to say:
“I’d probably go with Carson Wentz.”