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Donovan McNabb wants to play, “just waiting for the opportunity”

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Three teams giving up on him in two years isn’t enough to convince Donovan McNabb that his NFL career is over.

McNabb said on ESPN 1000 in Chicago today that he has been working out, getting into better shape and focusing on his fundamentals as a passer, and he’s ready just as soon as some team wants to pick up the phone and call.

“I’ve been training hard and preparing myself out in San Diego working with George Whitfield, the obviously well-known quarterback guru, supposedly, for over the past month,” McNabb said. “Just kind of refining the skills, working on the mechanics and getting back to a high level, an elite level. I’m just waiting for the opportunity to display that.”

The question is whether he’ll ever get that opportunity. From the perspective of an NFL front office, it would be easy to say that McNabb already had the opportunity to display what he could do, and the three teams that got an up-close look at his abilities — the Eagles, Redskins and Vikings — all decided they were better off without him.

McNabb, however, said he firmly believes there’s a place for him in the NFL.

“I sort of have some unfinished business,” McNabb said. “I love the game, I have a passion for the game, and I look forward to continuing that on. . . . I will be playing somewhere. This is the first time I’m actually going through free agency and I’m excited about it because I get the choice, to pick and choose of the teams that are interested.”

That assumes that there are teams interested. So far, no such teams have been identified.

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  1. 808raiderinparadise says: May 4, 2012 5:45 PM

    If Mark Brunnell can hold a clipboard, McNabb has got to get a chance somewhere …. right?

  2. londonlion81 says: May 4, 2012 5:45 PM

    Mr McNabb, just retire, no NFL team is, or will be interested in you. Give up.

  3. thetooloftools says: May 4, 2012 5:46 PM

    Some people just don’t know when the party is over for them and it’s time to leave.

  4. ian1362 says: May 4, 2012 5:46 PM

    Looks like he’s gonna have to wait for the UFL to resume then

  5. jenniferxxx says: May 4, 2012 5:47 PM

    … and then he drove off in the short bus with Tiki Barber and Brett Favre.

  6. lightofkolob says: May 4, 2012 5:47 PM

    Know what. This guy is way past his prime, but he’d be a great backup upgrade on most teams….he deserves the opportunity to at least be a back up. The NFL will have at least 10 starting QBs miss games some time this year due to injury. Why not get Mcnabb in and get him familiar with the team?

  7. FeedtheOldtotheYoung says: May 4, 2012 5:47 PM

    Go make an appearance on The Biggest Loser, you bum.

  8. binkin21 says: May 4, 2012 5:47 PM

    Hahahahahaha its puff puff pass Donovan. Gimme that blunt!

  9. sportmentary says: May 4, 2012 5:48 PM

    McDenial takes denial to an all new level.

  10. rwmilli says: May 4, 2012 5:50 PM

    As an eagles fan I loved mcnabb, sad to see what went down with him his last few try’s, but I still think he will get a chance, not a locker room problem, and he beat out the ” starters ” on the last 3 teams. Good luck #5, somebody give this guy a call, he would still be a decent backup anyway.

  11. FeedtheOldtotheYoung says: May 4, 2012 5:50 PM

    Here’s a summary of the end of his career:

    -Eagles willingly trade him to a divisional rival (and laugh all the way to the draft).

    -Redskins dump him for 2 other stiffs at QB.

    -Vikings decide they would rather play for a high draft pick than stick with him.

  12. tecmobowl2k says: May 4, 2012 5:50 PM

    His Ego is no longer welcome in the NFL. I bet he becomes TO’s Quarterback in the UFL,

  13. laeaglefan says: May 4, 2012 5:53 PM

    If Vinnie Testeverde could keep getting jobs into his 40s, there’s no reason why McNabb can’t catch on with some team as a backup this year.

  14. champ1118 says: May 4, 2012 5:54 PM

    Seems to me that when he was in Washington, the staff tried to get him to focus on fundamentals and footwork. He scoffed and said they wanted him to play like a robot. No they just wanted you to stop throwing the ball into the dirt. Now, he says he’s focusing on fundamentals? He say he was used incorrectly–in Washington and Minnesota? I think he’s delusional and doesn’t realized that his time has passed. To bad for him no teams other than the Redskins and Vikings were delusional enough to think otherwise.

  15. tecmobowl2k says: May 4, 2012 5:57 PM

    Is it just me or does it sound like Andy Reid runs a marathon before doing a press conference. That guy cant get a sentence together without taking a few deep breaths in between.

    Anyways i say that because He’s about to speak at McNabb’s retirement press conference.

  16. slingingsh1t says: May 4, 2012 5:57 PM

    Last time I checked there wasn’t much of a market for QB’s who best pass is completed into the dirt.

  17. delshofner says: May 4, 2012 5:58 PM

    The sad news about Junior Seau reminds you why aging stars will do just about anything to keep their careers going.

    So few of them find anything close to the feeling they get from playing pro ball, whether it’s the adrenaline rush, the comraderie with their team mates, or the adulation from the fans.

    As much as a program to reduce head injuries from concussions, the NFL needs to have more resources to help these guys feel meaningful when it’s time to hang up the cleats.

  18. bchapman2011 says: May 4, 2012 5:58 PM

    Classic case of a player in denial……Donovan you were an above average QB in your time but that day is over.

  19. bigbluecrew420 says: May 4, 2012 5:58 PM

    Hey uncle Rico YOUR DONE!

  20. righthereisay says: May 4, 2012 5:59 PM

    If Ben Roethlisberger gets injured, I would rather have Donovan McNabb than Charlie Batch or Byron Leftwich backing him up.

  21. purple4reak says: May 4, 2012 6:00 PM

    Donovan McNabb wants to play, “just waiting for the opportunity”
    ————————————————-
    Yeah, me too.

  22. msmith954 says: May 4, 2012 6:01 PM

    He would make a great practice arm to teach receivers how to catch shoestring passes and dive for underthrown balls.

  23. zimaman says: May 4, 2012 6:03 PM

    This guy was way overrated

    When he had a great defense and was surrounded with talent he was decent but could never take the team over the top

    With mediocre talent he always under acheived

  24. iggles20 says: May 4, 2012 6:04 PM

    Does he still want to be a starter? Cause if so, then it’s done. But if he could be a mentoring backup, then sure… as long as its not with myIggles.

  25. thetruth1313 says: May 4, 2012 6:04 PM

    I hear the Jets need a QB

  26. racerx1225 says: May 4, 2012 6:05 PM

    He’d be a better back up to Carson Palmer than Mat Leinart.

  27. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: May 4, 2012 6:07 PM

    He’s also waiting for the ability.

  28. edenprairieballer says: May 4, 2012 6:07 PM

    I could see the Jets signing him.

  29. cannonballdookie says: May 4, 2012 6:07 PM

    You can keep on waiting until the cows come home. No one is going to want a washed up vet coming off two bad seasons who has a huge superiority complex. Maybe he should go play with TO in that arena league or whatever he was up to.

  30. rr2000k says: May 4, 2012 6:07 PM

    Gonna have a loooong wait pal.

  31. finatic001 says: May 4, 2012 6:12 PM

    He had his chance and never put forth a good effort.
    I don’t even know if he would make a good third stringer.

  32. bigbluecrew420 says: May 4, 2012 6:12 PM

    You guys need to shut up Donovan can throw a football over those mountains

  33. EJ says: May 4, 2012 6:13 PM

    Buffalo passed on Vince Young, If he is having trouble finding work, McNabb is sure to be watching this season from his couch. Young has much more upside than McNabb. The only similarity they share is the fact that they both think their ELITE and they are both a pain in the arse when it comes to speaking to the media.

  34. ascensionparish says: May 4, 2012 6:14 PM

    So you’re waiting for a quarterback to be injured? You’re suspended, McNabb!

    Sincerely,
    Rog

  35. pacific123ocean says: May 4, 2012 6:14 PM

    Now he wants work on his mechanics? If he had done that while he was with the Vikings, he just might still be playing.

    Too late Donovan….maybe you can find a job in the Arena league.

  36. mjkelly77 says: May 4, 2012 6:15 PM

    Donovan, time to consider the USFL.

  37. scott8nj says: May 4, 2012 6:19 PM

    He is washed up. He will not get a job. No one wants him as their starter, I wouldn’t want him as a back-up or 3rd stringer either. I wouldn’t want this delusional whiner in the ear of any of my players.

  38. raideralex7 says: May 4, 2012 6:20 PM

    “the obviously well-known quarterback guru, supposedly, for over the past month,” McNabb said.”

    So is this an obvious guru or a supposed guru?

    Is McNabb reluctant to give someone else credit? Is this his extreme ego slipping into his words, or just a terrible use of grammar in his speech?

  39. linvillegorge says: May 4, 2012 6:20 PM

    He would have to be willing to take a backseat and shut his mouth. I don’t think he’s capable of doing that. The media would come calling and he wouldn’t be able to resist.

  40. swagjag says: May 4, 2012 6:21 PM

    Jeff George has a new fishing buddy.

  41. thankheavenfornumberseven says: May 4, 2012 6:22 PM

    God bless him, he’s the eternal optimist. He really can’t see what everyone else sees.

  42. mooreman338 says: May 4, 2012 6:23 PM

    I thought I was on “The Onion” website. That seems like a headline they could use.

  43. tonyromoisterrible says: May 4, 2012 6:23 PM

    You gonna be waiting for a very long time donnie.

  44. greymares says: May 4, 2012 6:27 PM

    as an Eagle fan and a one time McNabb fan as i read this I’m laughing so hard i think im gonna pee.

  45. johnnyjagfan says: May 4, 2012 6:31 PM

    @laeaglefan:

    Vinny worked hard and played tough. McNabb was fat and lazy in both WAS & Minn. Big difference.

  46. getadealdonealready says: May 4, 2012 6:31 PM

    Me too Donavan me too! Please sit by the phone and hold your breath. I’m sure someone will be calling any minute.

  47. k0mbucha says: May 4, 2012 6:32 PM

    [quote]Just kind of refining the skills, working on the mechanics and getting back to a high level,[/quote]

    OH really Mcnabb?? remember when Shanahan tried to help you with your mechanics and footwork but you fought his advice and input, same thing with the Vikings when they tried to help you but you refused to be open minded and now that your lazy butt is out of the league you now realize that you could indeed better yourself as a QB.

  48. pflynn20 says: May 4, 2012 6:37 PM

    Groundskeepers who will have to replace his divots from his wormburners just rolled their eyes in disgust.

  49. exibitsman says: May 4, 2012 6:39 PM

    Mcnab said he is training at an ELITE. LEVEL what a joke he is nobody wants mcnabb as their starting QB dude just retire already your day’s of getting fat paydays are OVA.

  50. goodellmustgo says: May 4, 2012 6:41 PM

    In other news I am also willing to play. Let’s see whose phone rings first.

  51. bagjr387 says: May 4, 2012 6:41 PM

    CFL better watch out….

  52. craigmaitland says: May 4, 2012 6:43 PM

    I’m sure he’s doing a great job of staying in shape….

  53. somatg3 says: May 4, 2012 6:44 PM

    hahahaha, the right opportunity meaning any team in the nfl offers you the veteran minimum? no one wants mcnabb because hes more trouble than hes worth and doesnt care enough to get himself in shape

  54. ham1 says: May 4, 2012 6:44 PM

    Denial

  55. tonyromoisterrible says: May 4, 2012 6:44 PM

    You shouldn’t have burned every bridge you crossed then Donnie.

  56. tweeter75 says: May 4, 2012 6:45 PM

    I’m embarrassed for you Donovan.

  57. packhawk04 says: May 4, 2012 6:46 PM

    This guy is awesome. He has no idea how badly he is embarrasing himself. Thats the funniest part about it.

  58. canigetastadium says: May 4, 2012 6:47 PM

    Dmac couldn’t hit a HS kid in the numbers sitting on a bench 10 feet away. Its over donnie….. its over

  59. melikefootball says: May 4, 2012 6:48 PM

    Only been a week since we heard from Mcnabb, he must of not like all the concussion fanfare.

  60. slammincamnewton says: May 4, 2012 6:52 PM

    Well it’s Friday afternoon, almost forgot the daily Donovan McNabb article.

  61. Kave Krew says: May 4, 2012 6:57 PM

    ……..in the DFL – Delusional Football Leagug…

  62. nimbushex says: May 4, 2012 7:02 PM

    I’d sign Tyler Palko or Curtis Painter before I would sign McNabb.

  63. TylerHills says: May 4, 2012 7:03 PM

    I use to like McNabb, but without Andy Reid he hasnt been able to do a thing. He doesn’t work hard and he is out of shape. I felt bad for him when he was with Washington, but after seeing what he did (or should I say didnt do) with the Vikings McNabb has lost my sympathy. If he didn’t blame everybody else after leaving the Eagles and still worked hard he could have been in consideration for the HoF. But after all this finger pointing and poor play he has no shot at getting a bust in Canton.

  64. cincybert says: May 4, 2012 7:13 PM

    FeedtheOldtotheYoung says:
    May 4, 2012 5:50 PM
    Here’s a summary of the end of his career:

    -Eagles willingly trade him to a divisional rival (and laugh all the way to the draft).

    -Redskins dump him for 2 other stiffs at QB.

    -Vikings decide they would rather play for a high draft pick than stick with him.

    _____________________________
    You can add to that list the fact the Bears chose to go with Caleb Haine down the stretch last year rather than sign McNabb.

  65. dcwal152 says: May 4, 2012 7:24 PM

    You know, as an Eagles fan and I hate to admit it, but it would not surprise me one bit that if Vick goes down for the whole year the Eagles bring McNabb back. Ugh….

  66. vidiotz says: May 4, 2012 7:38 PM

    Speaking as a fan who saw McNabb absolutely dominate games at the college level, then take it to my favorite team (Jaworski days on) in the pros for more than a few excellent years, I have to say…

    Donovan, I love ya, but you’re done. The hardest part of being human is admitting the point that one stage in your life is done and it’s time to move on. Your chances for additional greatness were ruined by pride in Washington (didn’t help that you’re actually right about the Shanahan clan, they’re dicks), then fear on 3rd down – the most important down in the game – in Minnesota. I don’t care who else was on the field, you’re the field general, and you’ve done a buttload more with less than was on either team at the time. It’s really, really time to give it up.

    That said, I’ll still wear #5 with pride

  67. brenenostler says: May 4, 2012 7:47 PM

    Does anyone else find it weird that, after consistently taking the Eagles to the playoffs, he suddenly sucks when he’s in a different system with a different coach?

    I’m not saying McNabb hasn’t regressed, but the Redskins and Vikings sucked even when McNabb wasn’t starting.

  68. clu1perceiver says: May 4, 2012 7:51 PM

    Before he got on my team he would have to submit to a psychological consult.

  69. cbs1971 says: May 4, 2012 7:52 PM

    I am a die hard Eagles fan and I am even tired of McNabb. Please, somebody please give the man his own tv show….stat!

  70. johanneschimpo says: May 4, 2012 7:55 PM

    Chargers could use some O-line depth

  71. maxl49 says: May 4, 2012 7:58 PM

    I might have an opening on my flag-football team. We play on tuesdays and thursdays. Email me Donovan …

  72. rubbernilly says: May 4, 2012 8:01 PM

    I’ve been training hard and preparing myself out in San Diego working with George Whitfield, the obviously well-known quarterback guru, supposedly, for over the past month

    What does that even mean?

    Is he taking a shot at the man who he’s been working with?

    Is he catching himself boasting in the middle of his statement and backing away from immodest comments about Whitfield?

    Or is he leaving himself an out in case things don’t work out… let’s say he gets a chance with a team, and when he sees the field he has a completion percentage of 40% and a balls-in-the-dirt percentage of 50%. If he’d been working with a true QB guru, then you’d think that the fundamentals would have been more sound. But he’s left himself some wiggle room.

    …yeah…maybe this guy, Whitfield, isn’t a QB guru after all. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

  73. floriosbigtoe says: May 4, 2012 8:04 PM

    Merril Hoge says McNabb is just uneducated. He is just being completely irresponsible!

  74. deathmonkey41 says: May 4, 2012 8:05 PM

    He can always get a job at a graveyard killing worms that pop out of the ground.

  75. wludford says: May 4, 2012 8:18 PM

    Don’t call us, we’ll call you.

  76. billhicks666 says: May 4, 2012 8:21 PM

    …and waiting…and waiting…and waiting….

  77. 69finfan says: May 4, 2012 9:08 PM

    I want to win the Florida lottery and I am just waiting for the opportunity.

  78. redskinsrule says: May 4, 2012 9:18 PM

    Heard there’s some flag football teams looking for a QB.

  79. phillybirds says: May 4, 2012 9:25 PM

    Mark Brunell is okay with holding a clipboard. McNabb believes he’s a starter. Genius.

  80. gibbskins9 says: May 4, 2012 9:33 PM

    CFL !!!!!!!!!!!

  81. joyjoy69 says: May 4, 2012 9:37 PM

    This story is getting recycled as the whole Favre retire-unretire thing. Let’s lay it out McNabb: you were very good for a pretty decent time, but not great. I’m certain you could have success in this league again if you were given 5 all-pro linemen, several really good receivers, a good running game and a great defense. Of course, so could I. or any other QB in the league. Short of that, you don’t have it anymore. Three teams figured that out over the past two years. Get over it and retire.

  82. dubitodd123 says: May 4, 2012 9:39 PM

    Maybe the cfl

  83. dobberdubinsky says: May 4, 2012 9:40 PM

    I really don’t understand all the hate for Donovan. He had a solid career, couldn’t win the big one but the same thing rings true for a lot of other good players. He obviously has a passion for the sport if he still wants to continue despite his declining skills. Good luck in finding a job as a backup somewhere McNabb.

  84. therealdmuls says: May 4, 2012 9:46 PM

    The only thing Donovan McNabb will be joining this season is the concussion lawsuit…like every other unwanted player

  85. phillyphan72 says: May 4, 2012 9:47 PM

    You got a team alright..in the arena league…call TO maybe u can turn back the clock with that clown

  86. effedinLA says: May 4, 2012 9:54 PM

    I have trouble believing he would even pass the physical to play.

  87. promickey says: May 4, 2012 9:59 PM

    Wow, unless McNabb needs the money he really should retire. Every one is not wrong about him.

    Well perhaps he can throw passes to T.O. in the Arena Football League.

  88. commonsensedude says: May 4, 2012 10:03 PM

    Folks, McNabb is past his prime as an NFL starter and he’s annoying even his former supporters by blabbing a new comment every five minutes. But, the vitriol toward him is a little bit unfair.

    If you honestly think that Rex Grossman deserves a chance to be an NFL backup and McNabb doesn’t, you just might want to talk with Dr. Phil about your problem.

  89. fmwarner says: May 4, 2012 10:03 PM

    He’s clearly better than most of the backups in the league and a handful of starters, too. I don’t see why someone hasn’t signed him to the minimum if he wants back in that badly.

  90. jw5111 says: May 4, 2012 10:04 PM

    Has any recent Eagles quarterback looked good after they left to play somewhere else. Maybe…just maybe its been the system they were in and not the quarterback…..Hmm?

  91. sportmentary says: May 4, 2012 10:13 PM

    DNab, there’s an opening for a washed up QB at your local Pop Warner club.

  92. davidcl77 says: May 4, 2012 10:17 PM

    You might be able to join TO in the AFL. This is another guy that has begun running his mouth now that he’s done. No one wants to hear it. You’ve been washed up for years.

  93. totallydisgusted says: May 4, 2012 10:18 PM

    You had a whole career to show what you got. You did well, but could never finish. It’s time to hang it up. You would only be tarnishing your “legacy”.

  94. jacksaysfu says: May 4, 2012 10:22 PM

    McNabb would be the perfect fit as the Eagles b/u . He knows the system like
    the back of his hand &’ could win Philly games if/when Vick misses a couple gms this year . Foles is a locker spot & we would end up losing Edwards & Kafka . But philly needs to win now & #5 would give us a better chance of winning if vick can’t play . I would trade Foles for a 5th or 6th next year and then bring Kafka back. Then make another trade (chaney,Matthews rolle or someone) to get draft ammo, and then make power moves to get a legitimate franchise pick . Hell maybe
    even trade Babin (if Vinny Curry turns out be a beast only) for a 1st & 2nd , that would help us get a franchise QB who could learn off Vick and#5 .

  95. jacksaysfu says: May 4, 2012 10:29 PM

    Reid & Roseman would never do the controversial signing , and iam ok if not but Foles isn’t our QB of the future , but were going to need a franchise QB in the next 4-5 years , so they better start planning…

  96. rajbais says: May 4, 2012 10:40 PM

    He is “getting into better shape and focusing on his fundamentals as a passer”?????

    Why not do that in Philly, Washington, or Minnesota???

    Because Mike Wilbon and Michael Smith kept coddling you like how Dr. Evil did to Mr. Bigglesworth!!!!

  97. snyper94z28 says: May 4, 2012 10:47 PM

    i hear Canada likes nfl rejects…

    hes going to keep talking his way out of football like TO. TO still can play and would have no problem finding a job but his mouth kills him.

    whatever team mcnabb goes to the coach better make it mandatory to wear steel toe boots in games.

  98. skinsfaninnebraska says: May 4, 2012 10:49 PM

    commonsensedude says:
    May 4, 2012 10:03 PM
    Folks, McNabb is past his prime as an NFL starter and he’s annoying even his former supporters by blabbing a new comment every five minutes. But, the vitriol toward him is a little bit unfair.

    If you honestly think that Rex Grossman deserves a chance to be an NFL backup and McNabb doesn’t, you just might want to talk with Dr. Phil about your problem.

     ———————————————-

    Please don’t count me in with that crowd! The sooner Rex is out of Redskin Park for good the happier I’ll be.

  99. berrianthehatchet says: May 4, 2012 10:49 PM

    Where was the getting in better shape and working on your fundamentals last Donovan? He must have meant his bounce pass fundamentals from his Syracuse hoops days. He fleeced the Vikes for 5 mil. No other team is even going to take a flyer on him for the minimum.

  100. snyper94z28 says: May 4, 2012 10:50 PM

    jw5111,
    exactly, great point. kinda like the joe gibbs offense back in the day… he took a ok qb and made them into stars…look at vick a few years ago, best season ever for him…he hasnt repeated it since but still his best season ever came under reid.

    reids system is a qb friendly system, and those systems make good qb’s great, great qb’s elite.

  101. The Prophet says: May 4, 2012 11:20 PM

    Getting is shape and working on arm mechanics is a waste of time. The only problem McNabb has is that thing on top of his neck. Fix that and he might be of some use to the NFL.

  102. cup1981 says: May 4, 2012 11:23 PM

    Dear Donovan,

    The fact that you just will not retire already and leave the game to those with the abilities to still play it is starting to annoy me. Just leave already.

    Sincerely,
    Brett Favre

  103. eaglesfanxx says: May 4, 2012 11:36 PM

    “Just kind of refining the skills, working on the mechanics and getting back to a high level, an elite level. I’m just waiting for the opportunity to display that.” ~ Donovan McNabb

    Donovan, when were you ever an elite NFL QB? You’re delusional. You’re the only one who can’t see that reality doesn’t factor into your comments.

    Please just go away. Your own former teammates in Philadelphia don’t even respect you.

    Not one of your former Philly teammates has publicly defended you after you foolishly said that you belong in the Hall of Fame.

    Not a single player!!!

    Have fun blaming everyone else for all of the criticism you receive when you say something idiotic.

  104. mdavid36 says: May 4, 2012 11:53 PM

    Breaking News: The opportunity won’t come. Sorry champ.

  105. seahawksbmx says: May 4, 2012 11:55 PM

    Groundskeepers who will have to replace his divots from his wormburners just rolled their eyes in disgust.
    —————————
    Perhaps it’s from the few after-work beers I had, but I nearly choked to death after reading that.

  106. grannyvi4 says: May 5, 2012 1:05 AM

    “I’ve been training hard and preparing myself out in San Diego working with George Whitfield, the obviously well-known quarterback guru, supposedly, for over the past month,” McNabb said.
    ===============
    Huh? On one hand he calls Whitfield “obviously well known” and then quickly follows up with “supposedly”. Did he just praise and diss this guy in the same sentence? PLEASE, for the love of all that’s holy, DON’T let this guy get into broadcasting.

    And to deshofner: You can’t possibly compare McNabb to Seau. Seau played all out for this entire career right up until he retired, which is exactly the opposite of what McNabb did. Seau’s passion was evident, McNabb’s not so much.

    As far as a “program” to help players adjust after their careers are done….well, gee whiz. Maybe players should start taking advantage of the opportunities provided by a college education while they’re there.

    Please, Donovan, go enjoy your retirement with what little dignity you have left.

  107. teague31 says: May 5, 2012 1:21 AM

    It’s past time to retire McNabb. With all the defensive talent the egals had and (the late great) Jim Johnson calling that D, it should be unforgivable to Philly fans he didn’t win them a ring.

  108. rajbais says: May 5, 2012 1:21 AM

    Embrace unemployment man!!

  109. pickelback says: May 5, 2012 1:25 AM

    I keep on imaging Uncle Rico from that movie “Napoleon Dynamite” throwing footballs into an empty scrubland…

  110. bleed4philly says: May 5, 2012 3:23 AM

    Keep waiting

  111. nflfan877 says: May 5, 2012 7:38 AM

    Does he think there is some conspiracy in the league against him or something?

    Older QB’s still get attention in free agency — Hasselbeck comes to mind. The difference is he can still win games and if he were replaced by Locker (which he didn’t) he’d mentor him, not ask for a release.

    Who wants an old, egocentric QB who won’t support a young QB?

    That’s why there’s no market for you Donovan.

  112. The Overtime Sports Talk Show says: May 5, 2012 7:43 AM

    Really Donovan, ready. This guy is delusional. I suggest he go back to the avaliable game tape the last three seasons. That should give him a clear picture of his status in the NFL. His buddy Terrell Owens thought the same thing. It’s over brother and the past few months you are making a case against getting an analyst spot on a network with some of the things you say. #FAIL

  113. tombrookshire says: May 5, 2012 7:56 AM

    “…obviously well-known quarterback guru, supposedly?” What a lukewarm endorsement of someone who is supposed to be returning him to “elite” status. Was he ever there in the first place?

  114. Jecurb says: May 5, 2012 8:02 AM

    Come to Cincy… last I checked, we could use a veteran back-up. Andy might even be able to learn from him (from both his strengths and flaws).

  115. moochzilla says: May 5, 2012 9:36 AM

    And analyze that quote – it’s always about Donovan being in control and other teams desperately wanting him. He has to beat away the suitors with a stick!

    In his mind, anyway.

  116. dukemarc says: May 5, 2012 10:50 AM

    Hi Donovan, my flag football team needs another player and we’d like you join. With your current mobility, we’d like you to be our Center. Think about it this way, you’d still get to handle the ball on every play.

  117. donmichaelcorleone says: May 5, 2012 11:47 AM

    McFlabb needs to just shut up and go away. His ego is only matched by his laziness and delusion. The Eagles would be rocking 2-4 Super Bowl trophies if he had any real work ethic. It’s crazy how oblivious this turd is.

  118. justasecond1 says: May 5, 2012 5:03 PM

    Say what you will about Donovan but he has always been a classy guy. Never a problem in the locker room. Always respectful, accepted responsibility, good stats…..

    I liked the guy and still do. I just think it’s a shame he didn’t start working this hard when the Eagles cut him. Had he begun the process sooner, no doubt he would be playing as a starter for some team.

    His ego and being stubborn is what did him in. I hope he can turn it around and go out with a bang because someone of his caliber shouldn’t go out with a whimper. He’s a good guy and he deserves the chance to rewrite the final chapter of his story.

  119. hitwithafade says: May 5, 2012 5:29 PM

    maybe if McNubb loses 40 lbs …and lies about his age

  120. skinsfaninnebraska says: May 5, 2012 7:12 PM

    @justasecond: He always gave the appearance of being a classy guy, but the last couple years we’ve found out just how truly spoiled and passive-aggressive he is. He was only able to put up numbers in Philly because he had great talent around him and a coach who knew how to push the right buttons with him.

    Once he got to somewhere (Washington) where he needed to step up and be a leader, he was usually the last one on the practice field and the first one to leave. He was out of shape, and had such a poor grasp of the offense they asked him to use a wristband — which of course he refused to do, and then he got his feelings all hurt when he was benched for poor play.

    I think the main reason there’s so much dislike coming out in this thread is because nobody likes a prima Donna. Or, maybe I should say, prima Donovan!

  121. slick3 says: May 6, 2012 12:54 AM

    Obviously, is McNabb’s favorite adverb.

  122. footballmastermind says: May 8, 2012 2:03 AM

    LOL @ you Mcnabb Haters, Talking about “Not Elite” and “Average”. Take these stats and put it in your pipe and smoke it:

    TOTAL WINS IN NFL HISTORY (REGULAR SEASON + PLAYOFFS)

    1 Brett Favre 186 112 0 + 13 11= 199-123
    2 John Elway 148 82 1 + 14 7 = 162-89-1
    3 Dan Marino 147 93 0 + 8 10 = 155-103
    4 Peyton Manning 141 67 0 + 9 10 = 150-77
    5 Tom Brady 119 35 0 + 14 5 = 133-40
    6 Joe Montana 117 47 0 + 16 7 = 133-54
    7 Fran Tarkenton 124 109 6 + 6 5 = 130-114-6
    8 Johnny Unitas 118 64 4 + 6 2 = 124-66-4
    9 Terry Bradshaw 107 51 0 + 14 5 =121-56
    10 Jim Kelly 101 59 0 + 9 8 = 110-67
    11 Donovan McNabb 98 62 1 + 9 7 =107-69-1

    LOL, Donovan is one of the most WINNINGEST QB’s IN NFL HISTORY. The Lack of respect shows how much a lot of you don’t know about football. Donovan has been on of the BEST of the decade. Plenty of Legends didn’t win the Superbowl doesn’t mean they weren’t great. The numbers don’t lie. He’s won to many games.

  123. In the Weeds says: May 10, 2012 11:26 PM

    “Just kind of refining the skills, working on the mechanics and getting back to a high level, an elite level.”

    Kind-of refining the skills?
    Back to–an elite level?

    Man, they have GOT to get that brain tumor out of there!

  124. mega2184 says: May 11, 2012 2:23 AM

    Theirs alot of opportunties for you mcnabb…. just ask mcdonalds. mcmuffin!!!!

  125. skinsfaninnebraska says: May 11, 2012 12:18 PM

    Although, I gotta admit, if Skip Bayless and Colin Cowherd can get on the air, then maybe there’s a network who will give a mic to McNabb.

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