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    Default Donovan McNabb will formally retire as an Eagle on Monday

    Er I thought he already retired?

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    Donovan McNabb will formally retire as an Eagle on Monday

    Posted by Josh Alper on July 28, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT

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    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.

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    I may be in the minority, but I've never quite warmed to the idea of signing a 1-day contract and retiring as a member of the whatevers. It just seems really ............... bleh.

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    I may be in the minority, but I've never quite warmed to the idea of signing a 1-day contract and retiring as a member of the whatevers. It just seems really ............... bleh.
    I agree with you its a sentimental gesture but that's all it is.

    Its not like its forgotten that McNabb was cut by the Eagles and fell off the map after that.

    I mean its not like when Elway retired with the Broncos or when Marino retired with the Dolphins they were there their entire playing careers ....

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    I agree with you its a sentimental gesture but that's all it is.

    Its not like its forgotten that McNabb was cut by the Eagles and fell off the map after that.

    I mean its not like when Elway retired with the Broncos or when Marino retired with the Dolphins they were there their entire playing careers ....
    he wasn't cut, he was traded.

    I'm happy he will retire and Eagle. I'm one of the few Eagles fans that always like McNabb. He is without a doubt the best QB in franchise history and was a big reason on why the team had so much success in the 2000s. Honestly I wish we would have fired Reid and kept McNabb a season or two longer.

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    Good move for Donovan and a classy move to give the man who played his heart out in Philly and should have his number retired as well.

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    It will be retired at some point this season I read.

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