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So what will Donovan McNabb be remembered for? Will it be the years of torching Redskins defenses? Or him actually as a Redskin?
Let’s start with him as an Eagle. McNabb would make the Redskins look silly at times especially in his earlier years when his legs were still a threat.
There’s always been a large amount of controversy around the quarterback and that certainly stayed true while in Washington.
After signing that ridiculous contract extension, McNabb struggled mightily. He soon got benched for Rex Grossman and was traded in less than a year.
I will admit that I actually liked the trade when it first happened. I thought it was an upgrade over Jason Campbell and he was the veteran leader that was needed in the locker room.
He and Mike Shanahan obviously didn’t connect. There was the “cardiovascular” issue or the wristband rumor in which Donovan struggled with the playbook. Either way, it was a complete disaster.
Should Donovan be blamed for it? Not entirely, I feel a large amount of it should be put on the Shanahan’s.
Since then, McNabb has been very critical of the Redskins organization and our newest shining star Robert Griffin III. Needless to say, McNabb isn’t the biggest Skins fan.