After a year out of the league, quarterback Donovan McNabb is calling it a career.
McNabb relayed his plans to retire during his radio show with Mark Malone on NBC Sports Radio. He will officially announce his retirement at an Eagles home game in September.
According to Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Inquirer, McNabb said the Eagles have suggested the date to be the team’s Week 3 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs and McNabb’s former head coach Andy Reid, who will also be returning to Lincoln Financial Field for the first time since being let go by the organization.
McNabb was 92-49-1 as a starter for the Eagles over 11 seasons from 1999-2009 as the Eagles quarterback. He holds the franchise records for passing yards (32,873), touchdown passes (216), completions (2801) and attempts (4746). With McNabb at the helm, the Eagles won six NFC East division titles, appeared in the NFC Championship game five times and played in Super Bowl XXXIX.