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McNabb wants to stay, hasn't spoken with Reid

Andy Reid finally admitted Wednesday that Donovan McNabb is available in a trade, but McNabb is hoping to remain an Eagle.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer credits a source that says McNabb wants to stay in Philadelphia and retire there. It’s an interesting nugget to float publicly, because McNabb would be passing on a contract extension that would likely come with a trade.

Perhaps McNabb has looked at the ever-shrinking list of possible teams he fits with and doesn’t like what he sees.

McLane also reports that Reid hasn’t spoken to McNabb in months.  That news is nearly as eye-opening as Reid’s words were this morning.

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  1. BroncoBourque says: Mar 24, 2010 2:44 PM

    I would think there is a lot of guys on the Eagles roster that Reid hasn’t spoken to in months. It is the off-season and he is under contract what would they need to talk about.

  2. last starfighter says: Mar 24, 2010 2:46 PM

    If Reid brought it up, its over. McNabb is gone. Philly screwed up. Have fun going 8-8 next season with a strong roster but going with a first year starter who has limited talent.

  3. OrangeBlood25 says: Mar 24, 2010 2:46 PM

    I don’t know why this is even a question: Keep McNabb—-in a league where it is hard to find a good quarterback–as long as he doesn’t regress (ala Jake Delhomme) then hang onto him and sucker someone into taking Vick off your hands for a second day draft choice. Let him play a few more years then hand the job over to Kolb.

  4. Eagles4life says: Mar 24, 2010 2:47 PM

    Of course he wants to stay but the eagles are vehemently opposed to letting a player start and end his career with them.

  5. metalhead0043 says: Mar 24, 2010 2:48 PM

    This is the best time to deal him. We can get some value for him, ship him off and see what Kolb has. He’s had 11 years to win a Super Bowl with him and it hasn’t happened. I’ve supported Donovan the entire way but I think it’s time to move on.

  6. Mooch says: Mar 24, 2010 2:48 PM

    For someone who constantly reminds us how awful we’ve been as fans, and how we ‘ruined his life” on draft day, he sure seems to love it here.
    Or he can go play in front of empty seats in Jacksonville.

  7. 65TossPowerTrap says: Mar 24, 2010 2:51 PM

    One question, Donavan…WHY?!?!?! The fans in Philly hate you, almost as much as they hate themselves. Go to St. Louis, remember the bag boy they made king of that town? Yeah, start looking for real estate now, McNabb.

  8. r8rsfan says: Mar 24, 2010 2:53 PM

    McNabb is welcome in Oaktown any time. I’d staple a $20 bill to Russells head and send him to Philly in a heartbeat. Hell, throw in Heyward-Bey and McFadden while you’re at it. 3 #1 picks for an aging QB – sounds about right.

  9. Mooch says: Mar 24, 2010 2:53 PM

    For someone who constantly reminds us how awful we’ve been as fans, and how we ‘ruined his life” on draft day, he sure seems to love it here.
    Or he can go play in front of empty seats in Jacksonville.

  10. dogma1 says: Mar 24, 2010 2:54 PM

    Browns, Raiders or Bills

  11. DeBoe says: Mar 24, 2010 2:54 PM

    I am not an Eagles fan, but have enjoyed watching Donovan play QB through the years. He is certainly not a great QB, but he has always given his team a change to win. Whether the Eagles keep him or ship him off really doesn’t matter to me whole lot. With that said, it would be strange to see him in a different uniform.

  12. icon says: Mar 24, 2010 2:57 PM

    Now, McNabb wants to stay? Time to say “Thanx,” and Goodbye! Kolb’s team, and Vick, should he come back into fruition, will make “One heck of a Back-up and Wildcat player!” “The Price is Right!” Thanx Donovan, “It’s been groovy!” Now Reid, “If you can’t get it done with the roster you have,” Your time is 0ver, 2011!!!

  13. Prthegreat says: Mar 24, 2010 2:58 PM

    Let the fans tell it …. #5 is a bum and Corn on the Kolb is the next coming of Elway or Montana!
    As an Eagle fan i have remove my emotions from this team and can care less anymore. With or without McNabb they will never win, The D can’t stop anybody and they dont run the ball.

  14. icon says: Mar 24, 2010 3:00 PM

    Any true Eagles Fan, has supported McNabb and rightfully so! If he wants to retire an Eagle, “Do it now!” Eagles to the end, Icon…

  15. nasheagles says: Mar 24, 2010 3:01 PM

    As big of a McNabb fan I am . I think the Birds would be best served grooming Kolb with DJax, Maclin and Avant… Kolbs extension will be way less and the money can be put towards the 9-10 mill a year Jacksons going to demand

  16. Dr. Fantasy von Football, Esq. says: Mar 24, 2010 3:02 PM

    Couldn’t agree with metalhead more. How about we trade 5 to Denver for Orten (to back up Kolb), Dawkins (they paid him last year) and a first round pick in 2011?

  17. myeaglescantwin says: Mar 24, 2010 3:06 PM

    Kolb wont resign if he will be a back up this year. + next year many teams will be able to make offers and drive his cost/ not value/ way up. They’re gonna sign him long term .
    Trading Dmac, you can get a few picks to complete the rest of the time, and invest in a few young OL to defend the kid.
    IF they trade KOLB it would be for a few higher draft picks that could fill the void at Safety, holes at Linebacker, and injury prone Offensive Line. but those would be high picks and involve big contracts. the philly front offices are 539’s and wont spend money like that, even though they got it with the way they dropped all the older players and big contracts.
    Curtis Howard Westbrook R.Brown Clemons Jones // thats over $24 million less than what they had to spend last year
    wouldnt be surprised if the 539’s trade everyone but vick for 2012 draft picks just to drop as much cash as they could and hope that the NFL is still operating by then.

  18. oaklandx510 says: Mar 24, 2010 3:10 PM

    Can someone please tell him to thank god for atleast having a damn job! Some people in philly can’t get work standing infront of the local home depot let alone get hired somewhere. So sick of these rich people having to settle with benz instead of a bently and still cry about it! Screw you mcnappy!

  19. PersonalFoul says: Mar 24, 2010 3:14 PM

    McNabb is SF will get a ring. Davis, Crabtree, Gore, and two 1st plus that defense in SF!
    McNabb will hands down help SF win the division and make a run that earn number six for the Niners.

  20. Mooch says: Mar 24, 2010 3:16 PM

    “One question, Donavan…WHY?!?!?! The fans in Philly hate you, almost as much as they hate themselves. Go to St. Louis, remember the bag boy they made king of that town? Yeah, start looking for real estate now, McNabb.”
    Where do you live that you have your finger on the pulse of the fan base in Philly? Or are you just a dope that watches ESPN Gameday, a show written for casual fans in grade school?

  21. Green n' Gold says: Mar 24, 2010 3:21 PM

    McNabb is done Eagle fan and you’ve known it for awhile now. Dude is getting fatter by the year and his body is starting to break down. It’s time for the Kolb experiment to officially begin. McNabb even looked bad in the Pro Bowl which is pretty hard to do. Time to move on Philly fan..

  22. mjk68 says: Mar 24, 2010 3:23 PM

    I’d give Philly a 4th and a 6th rounder to have him come to San Fran, maybe a 3rd round but 1st or a 2nd is a little too rich for a QB with 3 years left tops. I’ll throw in Carr for good measure.

  23. Mooch says: Mar 24, 2010 3:23 PM

    This defense needs about 4-5 impact players. Not starters, not depth. Four to five impact players.
    We’re two years away from competing for a SB. Two drafts, lots of picks. Tons of cash. Our best young defender (Bradley) and top FA pickup are not going to be full speed until the latter part of the season.
    Right on about the skill positions – which are already rebuilt and now need time to mature.
    Another team had the same scenario, and held on to its star player way too long – Allen Iverson. And now look at them. Years away from being in a position to rebuild correctly.
    Just as signing Peppers would have been Elton Brand-esque, bringing back Mcnabb will set the franchise back a full season.

  24. Flvikesfan says: Mar 24, 2010 3:26 PM

    No wonder chilly is in no hurry to force Favre into a decision, he knows at the end he can alway make a late trade for Donovan. As sad as it sounds I’d rather give Tavaris a shot over Donovan.

  25. glennski says: Mar 24, 2010 3:29 PM

    Think about it this way, Mcnabb’s best chance of getting an extension for next year is with a trade.
    By saying he wants to retire here and would play here in 2010 he is increasing what the Eagles could ask for him. The better value the Eagles get in the trade the better chance of it taking place.

  26. jreed says: Mar 24, 2010 3:34 PM

    I think if McNabb wants to retire in Philly he should be willing to restructure his contract and gracefully hand the reigns over to Kolb and be his back up.

  27. Duck Fallas says: Mar 24, 2010 3:35 PM

    Just heard Donovan was traded to St Louis for pick #33 on The Fanatic.

  28. boysroll says: Mar 24, 2010 3:35 PM

    who cares…..beagles blow and will never overtake the boys. It does not matter who is qbing that losing org. They have not won anything in 30 yrs…..

  29. Prthegreat says: Mar 24, 2010 3:50 PM

    Duck Fallas says:
    March 24, 2010 3:35 PM
    Just heard Donovan was traded to St Louis for pick #33 on The Fanatic.
    ==================================
    Not True Bro!

  30. HarrisonHits says: Mar 24, 2010 3:55 PM

    “McNabb wants to stay in Philadelphia and retire there as long as they redo his contract again for another couple mil to compensate him for the fact that Reid insulted him by mentioning that he could be traded.”
    There fixed your quote for you. Hell he flipped for being pulled for half a game and extorted a redo for that, now that Reid has let the geenie out of the bottle fragile ego McNabb must be melting down. Should be fun to watch if you’re not an Eagles fan.

  31. KevinKolb4SB says: Mar 24, 2010 3:57 PM

    I have not heard on the Fantatic than Donovan was traded for the 33rd pick, and I am listening to it. I think most people want it to happen, but no proof…

  32. finsbooyah says: Mar 24, 2010 4:02 PM

    I think there are a few teams where Donovan would be a good fit…
    Arizona – if they still think they can compete in the playoffs they must upgrade the QB spot. They have lost a few other key players (Dansby, Boldin, Rolle), but I think they ultimatley will have a better secondary with the addition of Rhodes, and Porter will help their pass rush. They still have enough offenses weapons to make a push, they just need a real, veteran QB.
    Jacksonville – McNabb will help sell tickets, win more games than Garrard, and could be a perfect mentor for Tebow. We all know Tebow needs to sit and learn for at least 2-3 years, and his skill set (although nowhere near as refined) is somewhat similar to McNabb’s.
    San Francisco – If the 9ers get McNabb, forget about it. They will automatically become one of the favorites to win the NFC. They have 2 first round draft picks, and although I don’t think you need to trade a first to get McNabb, they have enough ammunition to go get him, without losing too much value in this insanely deep draft. They also have 3 QB’s that would be quality back-ups for Philly if one was included in the trade.
    Buffalo – Chan Gailey likes to run a wide open, spread offense and they are said to be interested in Tyler Thigpen (who Gailey coached in KC, in a year Thigpen was VERY successful as the starter). But seriously, who would you rather trust as your #1 QB? Thigpen or McNabb?
    …notice how the Eagles are not on this list

  33. LAEaglefan says: Mar 24, 2010 4:14 PM

    If I were McNabb, I’d call Andy Reid on the phone and ask him what the f*** is going on. For someone who says he talks to McNabb “all the time” he sure seems to have changed his tune all of a sudden. Whatever anyone wants to say about McNabb, he’s been the best QB this team has ever had and at the very least deserves to be treated in a fair and respectful way. Andy should talk straight to Donovan and tell him what they’re up to. It should be settled by the time the draft is over, one way or the other. I would think Andy would want to go into the Spring mini-camps with whoever his starting QB is working with the offense.

  34. Tim Couch says says: Mar 24, 2010 4:18 PM

    he should go to ufl.

  35. last starfighter says: Mar 24, 2010 4:20 PM

    # Flvikesfan says: March 24, 2010 3:26 PM
    No wonder chilly is in no hurry to force Favre into a decision, he knows at the end he can alway make a late trade for Donovan. As sad as it sounds I’d rather give Tavaris a shot over Donovan.
    —————————————————————-
    Another completely delusional vikings fan. No chilli can’t make a decision when “the end of the day” for favre might be mid august and philly will want McNabb traded before the draft. Please accept the fact that favres indecision is hurting minni.

  36. Prthegreat says: Mar 24, 2010 4:24 PM

    If you want to hear somthing… Sal Pal is breaking Eagles News at 4:45pm on 97.5 the fanatic.com

  37. sammieboy says: Mar 24, 2010 4:30 PM

    Why does everyone think that if Mcnabb leaves then Kolb is the effective starter. That is the dumbest thing ever. No way he beats out Vick. Vick will be the starter in Phili week 1 through enf of the season barring any injuries.

  38. Tdk24 says: Mar 24, 2010 4:32 PM

    McNabb, it’s time you wore the Silver & Black…make it happen Al.

  39. dagodfather says: Mar 24, 2010 4:33 PM

    You know, it’s funny. Being an Eagles fan today is embarrassing.
    1 – Eagles fans are morons. Why would you give up a QB, who is by far the greatest QB in history of the franchise, for a QB who hasn’t done anything? And please stop with the “In his two starts he passed for over 300 yards”. That’s a bunch of crap. He losing the whole game in the first one, so it’s logical to have 300 yards passing. The second one was against the Chiefs. I could throw for 300 yards against the Chiefs. And if Kolb was really that good, why could he never beat out A.J. Feeley for the 2 spot?
    2 – Andy Reid is always saying how he “…needs to do a better job of putting his players in a position to win.” Yet, he never sees fit for putting the player, who handles the ball on every play, in a position to win. Has anyone ever won a Super Bowl passing 70% of the time?
    3 – Why the hell is Vick still here?
    4 – Jeffery Lurie…at least he’s not Norman Braman.
    If you are an Eagles fan, and have any sense of pride, you would feel the same way too.

  40. troll_aikman8 says: Mar 24, 2010 4:40 PM

    The Gold Standard, ladies and gentlemen. Gold Standard.

  41. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 24, 2010 4:48 PM

    Andy Reid’s such a smart guy! Now he HAS to trade McNabb for what he can get! No WAY can they go into the ’10 season with an emo lame-duck that they tried and failed to trade!
    hahahaha

  42. metalhead0043 says: Mar 24, 2010 4:50 PM

    “If you want to hear somthing… Sal Pal is breaking Eagles News at 4:45pm on 97.5 the fanatic.com”
    Yes, I’d like to hear something. However, Sal Pal has absolutely nothing new to say. “They’re talking to teams” wow, news flash.

  43. buddha says: Mar 24, 2010 5:00 PM

    GREEN n GOLD, educate yourself before you start typing. McNabb is not “done” yet. He put up career bests in yards and points scored in ’09. And he’s not getting fatter every year, either. Actually, the last few seasons he has been in great shape and weighing less than he did a few years ago.

  44. eaglesaredabest says: Mar 24, 2010 5:09 PM

    Reid NEVER SAID THAT MCNABB IS AVAILABLE FOR A TRADE…ALL HE SAID WAS THAT THEY HAVE LISTENED TO OFFERS FROM OTHER TEAMS FOR SOME OF THEIR QB’S.
    GOOD OLD PFT MAKING NEWS AND STARTING FIRE OVER NOTHING

  45. KolbFan says: Mar 24, 2010 5:33 PM

    Oh God pleeeese be true

  46. FMWarner says: Mar 24, 2010 6:00 PM

    You know, it’s funny. Being an Eagles fan today is embarrassing.
    1 – Eagles fans are morons. Why would you give up a QB, who is by far the greatest QB in history of the franchise, for a QB who hasn’t done anything? And please stop with the “In his two starts he passed for over 300 yards”. That’s a bunch of crap. He losing the whole game in the first one, so it’s logical to have 300 yards passing. The second one was against the Chiefs. I could throw for 300 yards against the Chiefs. And if Kolb was really that good, why could he never beat out A.J. Feeley for the 2 spot?
    2 – Andy Reid is always saying how he “…needs to do a better job of putting his players in a position to win.” Yet, he never sees fit for putting the player, who handles the ball on every play, in a position to win. Has anyone ever won a Super Bowl passing 70% of the time?
    3 – Why the hell is Vick still here?
    4 – Jeffery Lurie…at least he’s not Norman Braman.
    If you are an Eagles fan, and have any sense of pride, you would feel the same way too.
    _______________________________________
    I love this post. Now I don’t have to write an angry version of it. I hate most fellow Eagles fans as much as I hate the Giants and Cowboys.

  47. Whiterhinocerous says: Mar 24, 2010 7:38 PM

    # dagodfather says: March 24, 2010 4:33 PM
    You know, it’s funny. Being an Eagles fan today is embarrassing.
    If you are an Eagles fan, and have any sense of pride, you would feel the same way too.
    ————————-
    Thanks for telling us what we should be doing as Eagles fans! Because OJ Atogwee + the best 2nd round pick for a guy who isn’t going to be in the league in 4 years is a damn good trade. I love McNabb, but if that’s the price? You pull the trigger. Drew Bledsoe was pretty good for the Pats, too – and Kolb is not Tom Brady, but you can’t hang onto a legend forever simply because he’s a legend.

  48. Route36West says: Mar 24, 2010 10:36 PM

    Perhaps McNabb has looked at the ever-shrinking list of possible teams he fits with and doesn’t like what he sees.
    Or Maybe hes just repeating the same thing hes said for the last 4 years. The media said he wanted out of Philly Mcnabb hasnt.

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