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August 03, 2016

Donovan McNabb believes Eagles quarterback situation is ‘dumb’

Donovan McNabb is not a member of the Philadelphia Eagles anymore, and as he made crystal clear during an excellent interview with Billy Penn’s Dan Levy, 5 doesn’t want his name brought up during Eagles training camp.

McNabb’s name is mentioned from time to time because of the front office’s roster decisions. Just like back in 1999, the Eagles selected a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft. And just like with McNabb, the plan is for Carson Wentz to sit, watch, and learn, at least initially.

Another parallel is that the rookie head coach overseeing the quarterback situation this time around is Doug Pederson, who played caretaker for Andy Reid and McNabb back in 1999. So, yes, Donovan, your name will occasionally come up.

Of course, you already know all of this. What you may not know, at least in full detail, is what McNabb thinks about how Howie Roseman and the Eagles approached the quarterback position this offseason.

Well, the guy who owns most of the Eagles all-time passing records thinks his old team was… well, dumb:

So it’s funny because it’s the same situation that Doug came over to be the head coach in Philadelphia just like when Andy came over. Who did he bring over? He brought the backup quarterback that he was coaching in Doug Pederson over.

So now you’ve got Doug in the same situation with Chase Daniel and now you sign — which was dumb — you sign Sam Bradford to a multi-year deal and give him big money, then you trade picks to move up to No. 2 – that was dumb. I mean, nothing against Carson Wentz, but why would you do that? That’s just a bad business decision from the Philadelphia Eagles

McNabb, who will be back on the airwaves with a Sunday night show on ESPN Radio, is far from the only member of the media who doesn’t understand the Eagles’ plan at quarterback.

The difference is, he’s not just any media personality on this subject. McNabb lived this situation before (with one less Sam Bradford), and all things considered, it turned out pretty well for the player and franchise.

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