Everybody and their brother are weighing in on the Eagles trading Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins.Former Rams All-Pro and future Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk he can understand why the Eagles made the move.
“For the Eagles, you would think trading him within the NFC East is risky. But, what you’re starting to see — like the Bett Favre situation — is that when you have a player with one year left on his contract, you might as well get as much as you can for him because he might find his way back to where he wants to go. McNabb has one year left on his deal, and he could have played that one year wherever they sent him and then returned to the division.”
Nobody lit into McNabb more than Brian Baldinger who is an analyst on NFL Network.
“The Eagles should be ecstatic. I view McNabb as a flawed player, and it was never more apparent than in the back-to-back losses to the Cowboys last season. His flaws will never go away. Now, the Eagles get at least two chances to expose the same flaws they’ve been covering up for 11 years. It works against the Redskins that McNabb is still in the division. Andy Reid can finally stop covering up for one of the most overrated quarterbacks in the history of the game. The Eagles will go to the playoffs. The Redskins will be watching from the golf course.”
Vic Carucci thinks Eagles have made a mistake and may come to regret it.
“Deep down, McNabb has never forgotten those demonstrators or the larger message they were delivering on behalf of the entire city: You are not who we wanted. He no doubt changed many opinions by setting every major passing record in franchise history, but he also took the brunt of the fans’ wrath for repeatedly coming up short in the NFC Championship Game and for the Eagles not winning the one time he got them to the Super Bowl.”
“Reid and the rest of the Eagles’ hierarchy can give all of the lip service they want to their confidence in Kevin Kolb and his ability to take over as their starter. The fact is that no one knows how ready he truly is. His limited playing time makes him a virtual rookie.”
Jason LaConfora of NFL Network believes both side were winners in the deal.
“It’s a cliche to say, but I look at this as a win-win. I appreciate the guts and fortitude the Eagles displayed by trading McNabb to the Redskins. It’s a gamble, no doubt, but it’s a package of picks in line with what the team wanted.”