Donovan mcnabb is clearly one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, but he is still underrated. Since being drafted 2nd overall in the 1999 draft, donovan has put up numbers just as good as anybodys. In his career donovan has completed 2534 of 4303 passes with a cmp% of 58.9 with 29,320 yards, 194 TD's ,and 90 INT's. He also has 3109 rushing yards to go along with that. Mcnabb has a win percentage of .652. Donovan was the first player in nfl history to throw more than 30 TD's (31) and less the 10 INT's (8) in a season and he is 1st among active QB's and 2nd all time in INT percentage. Not to mention he has suffered and recovered from 3 season ending injuries.
There are few quarterbacks with numbers better than mcnabbs. Peyton manning and Tom brady have slightly better stats than mcnabb but they have always had talent around them. Peyton has always had a great line. Hes had Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, and a solid running game. Brady has always had a great team, hes had Deion Branch, Troy Brown, Wes Welker, Donte Stallworth, Randy Moss, and even David Givens was better than almost any reciever Mcnabb has ever had. Mcnabb had a great reciever in Terrell Owens for one year. Other than that one year Mcnabb has gotten it done with guys like Charles Johnson, Torrance Small, James Thrash, Todd Pinkston, Na Brown, Freddie Mitchell, Hank Baskett, and Jason Avant. Nobody outside of the Eagles world has ever heard of any of these guys.
Even the Eagles fans have not appreciated what Mcnabb has done for the organization. Ever since the day he was drafted, he has been booed and criticized for a few little mistakes among many great things he has done for the team. Even after everthing he has went through he has never turned his back on the city or team, hes never requested a trade, wanted out, or anything. Not many teams have a great QB for 10 years. Eagle fans should appreciate Mcnabb.
People around the league should recognize that Donovan is a great quarterback, and he is not overrater, yet he is underrated. Now that Donovan is surrounded in with a very good offensive line, what should be a great running game, and a nice corps of recievers he will really tear defenses apart. When he gets his ring he will get his recognition.
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