McNabb on Patriots: ‘I say you either go get Matthew Stafford or bring Jameis Winston in’

Over the past two decades, the New England Patriots have had no issues at the quarterback position. However, on Friday, six-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Now, the Patriots have to figure what to do at the quarterback position. Currently, they have three quarterbacks under contract in Cody Kessler, Brian Hoyer, and Jarrett Stidham.

But if it was up to former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb, the Patriots should try to trade for Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, or go after the man Tom Brady replaced in Tampa Bay, Jameis Winston, who is an unrestricted free agent.

“I say you either go get Matthew Stafford or bring Jameis Winston in,” McNabb told TMZ Sports. “Two younger guys that you could at least get the next five or six years with if you continue to stress protecting the football, getting the ball out on time, knowing what you’re seeing, knowing the plays. And these two quarterbacks from what you heard are cerebral, and they will be able to pick up things quickly.”

McNabb does believe Winston, who threw for over 5000 yards and 33 touchdowns but threw 30 interceptions in 2019, would work well in the Patriots’ system.

“It’s easy to point the finger at a quarterback that throws 30 interceptions,” McNabb said. “Philip Rivers threw 20. Eli Manning has thrown twenty-plus(interceptions). It’s easy for people to finger point at Jameis Winston because they either don’t like him or his past…

“I think he(Winston) would kind of flourish in the New England offense where he would be under the tutelage of Josh McDaniels. He would be under the Belichick way, where It would be more dink-and-dunk, protect the football, and all a sudden, we’re talking about New England again, possibly winning the AFC East.

Also, according to McNabb, signing Winston would give the Patriots a chance to prove that their system works. 

“I think for Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels, this gives them an opportunity to separate themselves from the Tom Brady era, to show that their system works,” he said.

Both Winston and Stafford have a lot of ability, but Winston could come cheaper than the 32-year-old Stafford, who is scheduled to make $21.3 million in 2020. Also, Winston is younger(26), and since Winston is a free agent, you would not have to give up anything to get him. Furthermore, at this point, we don’t know if Stafford is even available.

In the past, the Patriots have been known to take other team’s problems, and have found ways to make it work, so maybe they could do the same with Winston.

Doug Pederson on McNabb to the HOF: ‘You can make an argument for him going in’

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.

 

Freddie Mitchell commends LeBron James; rips McNabb via Twitter

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:

Maybe one of these days McNabb and Mitchell can work it out.

Ex-Eagle Freddie Mitchell chooses Wentz over McNabb

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.

Terrell Owens on Wentz vs. McNabb: ‘I’d probably go with Carson Wentz’

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.”

We all know what happened between Owens and McNabb in Philly, so can we really take Owens’ word on this subject?

At this point, Wentz is not better than McNabb. Now, if Wentz wins a Super Bowl in his second season, he would surpass McNabb in the hearts of Eagles’ fans.

Wentz is going good right now, but he has a long way to go to be considered better than McNabb.

However, let’s have this conversation five to ten years from now!