Donovan McNabb Deserves Better Than The Eagles and Their Fans

T.R. TaylorCorrespondent IMarch 29, 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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When Donovan McNabb was the second overall pick of the 1999 NFL draft, he was booed by the Philadelphia fan base.

When he took the Eagles to four consecutive NFC Championship games, he was booed by the Philadelphia fan base.

When he lost Super Bowl XXXIX, he was booed by the Philadelphia fan base.

Donovan McNabb has been booed by Eagles fans throughout his career, until now.

Recent rumors that McNabb might be traded away has Philly fans cheering. You would think this is the move that will fix all of their problems by the reaction of the fans.

However, I want to know why they're so happy.

Donovan McNabb has been nothing but a blessing for Philadelphia.

He has been one of the best quarterbacks in the game since he entered the NFL, throwing for over 30,000 yards and 216 touchdowns while only throwing 100 interceptions.

Not to mention he did most of this with a mediocre offensive line and a very unimpressive group of receivers.

As a Raiders fan, I would kill to have a quarterback of his caliber (and if rumors are correct then that might just happen). The majority of the NFL would jump at the chance to get him.

He would be an instant upgrade for any team that is not from Indianapolis, New Orleans, New England, San Diego, Houston, or Green Bay (you could argue Pittsburgh but at least McNabb doesn't have legal troubles).

If Eagles fans are happy to get rid of McNabb then they must have faith in another option at quarterback.

Their two options are Kevin Kolb, who has by no means proven himself as a quality starter, and Michael Vick, who was a below average quarterback that got by with his legs before becoming a dog slayer.

What about that makes Philly fans comfortable with dealing McNabb?

Donovan McNabb was unfortunate to land in the only city that would not appreciate him. Every year, rumors of McNabb leaving surface, and every year Eagles fan cheer for it.

Until they experience life without him they won't know just how good they have it.

At the same time, another team will be very happy and give him the support he deserves.


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