Donovan McNabb will formally retire as an Eagle on Monday
Posted by Josh Alper on July 28, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT
He last played for the Vikings and spent a brief and unhappy spell with the Redskins, but quarterback Donovan McNabb is going to formally exit the NFL as a member of the team he quarterbacked for the majority of his career.
The Eagles announced Sunday that McNabb will announce his retirement at a press conference on Monday morning at the team’s headquarters. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie will join McNabb at the podium for the announcement.
McNabb hasn’t played a game since 2011 and the team is already planning to honor him at halftime of their September 19 game, so this is even more of a formality than the usual return of an old player to retire as a “member” of the team. McNabb said recently that he’s not worried about getting booed by Eagles fans upset at some of McNabb’s comments about playing in Philadelphia since he left the team, something that won’t be a concern at Monday’s press event.
That should mean it will focus on McNabb’s place at the top of the Eagles’ all-time passing yards, completions and touchdowns list as well as his nine playoff wins as an Eagle quarterback. That last total doesn’t include a Super Bowl win, but it is just one less than the combined playoff win total of every other Eagles quarterback.