Nowadays, I'm getting used to seeing McNabb in that Redskins jersey.
He seems happy enough and the talk of the Eagles going through a rebuilding year is gradually fading away. They've shown that they can succeed (at least in the regular season) with Andy Reid's system.
It's still difficult to look forward to the season with the uncertainty at starting quarterback and the thought of two games against a McNabb-led rival. But I've come to understand that I do not run the Eagles and that it would be distasteful to change allegiances based on a single player.
A part of me will always be glad for the wonderful times I spent with McNabb leading my squad. Especially in his early years, every time he touched the ball was exciting.
I'm as bitter as the next fan for the Eagles' playoff futility, but I've always been much more inclined to blame Reid's playcalling and clock management than I've ever been to throw the losses at McNabb's feet.
I suppose that will be the most telling storyline of this season. Not just how the Eagles do without McNabb leading, but whether Reid still appears to be effective until it counts.
I'm trying really hard to get behind Kevin Kolb. Playing in Philadelphia, he'll need it.
So in the end, I wish McNabb nothing but the best. He was always classy and treated me well. I'm sure he'll have some success with the Redskins, but frankly, their receiving corps is hardly intimidating. I hope he is able to find success (so long as it's not at the Eagles' expense). I hope he makes the Hall of Fame.
Most of all, I hope when he's inducted, it's as an Eagle.