Long-time Eagles QB Donovan McNabb announced that he would retire as a member of the Eagles. The Eagles proposed holding the ceremony week 3, when Andy Reid and the Chiefs come to town on Thursday Night Football.
McNabb, now 36, led the Eagles to 6 NFC East titles in his 11 seasons as a starter, including 5 NFC Championship games. The Eagles traded him to the Redskins prior to the 2010 NFL Draft, and McNabb never found success again. He tried to drag his career out after the Vikings waived him, but generated no interest. There’s no doubt that he should retire as an Eagle, as he transformed the team from a cellar dweller to a perennial playoff team. It’s unclear whether or not the Eagles plan to retire the #5 jersey.