Is It Time For 5 To Go?

Nick DuffyContributor IJanuary 19, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 09:  Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game at Cowboys Stadium on January 9, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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This is my first time writing an article. I am a die-hard Eagles fan, and a big fan of McNabb. He is arguably one of the best QBs to come through the Eagles' system, but sure we can't forget about the greats like Cunningham and even Jaworski.

Everybody has there time to go, even Brett Favre. Sadly enough, it may be time for Donovan to leave the City of Brotherly Love, before it becomes the City of Brotherly Hate towards him.

We have had the backup Kevin Kolb in the system for too many years to not give him a shot at the real deal. Remember what happened when 5 missed a few weeks this year with his cracked ribs? That's right, Kolb stepped in and broke a record. Kevin has real potential and with the recievers he has now in Jackson, Maclin and the new secret weapon Jason Avant we could have a real shot at the playoffs again next year if Kevin plays the way he did this year.

You may be asking yourself who would be willing to take the 33 year old who hasn't won a Super Bowl in his 11 seasons with one team and one coach?

Well, one possible option would be the Arizona Cardinals. With Kurt Warner rapidly approaching his days of retirement and the former Heisman winner of USC, Matt Leinart not playing up to par, it seems that McNabb would be a logical solution for a soon to be Quarter Back crisis in Arizona. And, there's also no reason to waste a great receiving core with Fitzgerald and Boldin, and with the emergence of Early Doucett in the playoffs, that's just something that you can not let go to waste.

Another, possible option for McNabb to flea to would be the Carolina Panthers. Jake Delhomme had a terrible season that ended with an injury, so it seems there would be no reason for him to return for another season at the age he is. They also have a back-up QB in Matt Moore that played very well in the latter part of the season in the absence of Delhomme. So, with no Delhomme to further help the progress of young Matt Moore, it seems that McNabb could be a real option for the team. Carolina would surely welcome D- Mac with open arms.

If your a die-hard Eagles fan and a McNabb fan like me then try not to get your hopes up too high for the return of Donovan McNabb. The man who has brought us to 5 NFC Championships, 4 of which were in a row (2002-2005), is highly likely to not be an Eagle in the 2010 season.