April 04, 2010

Godspeed, Donovan

The Donovan McNabb era in Philadelphia ended tonight with the trade of #5 to the Washington Redskins. The Eagles, somewhat shockingly, traded their quarterback within the division.

I won't go into my feelings on the quarterback; I've done enough of that over the years. I feel like McNabb is a good guy, who played very well, never got in trouble with the law and generally conducted himself in an impeccable manner. Despite that, he was treated horribly, mostly by the team's fans, for his entire time in town, as an uncomfortably large contingent of the team's fans just plain hated the guy, irrationally, all along. I've got a feeling he'll be greatly missed, and the McNabb era will be looked back on with a lot more positivity than it did at the time.

Anyway, the idiots who long hated McNabb got what they wanted. I think they should've been careful what they wished for.

So the Eagles move on to the Kevin Kolb era. Will it work? Who knows. But it'll be quite an exciting couple of Sundays next year when the Eagles and Redskins play each other.

And the Obama/McNabb parallel continues: now they're both in Washington.

Posted by Stephen Silver at April 4, 2010 09:01 PM
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