Donovan McNabb has officially decided to call it quits –two seasons after he last played. He announced his plans today to retire next season in Philly, when Kansas City (and Andy Reid) plays the Eagles. McNabb, the greatest QB the franchise has ever had, had a rough time in his last season there (though they did make the postseason) and was jettisoned for Kevin Kolb. The Kolb experiment didn’t work and Mike Vick stepped in, and now, well, nobody knows who will be the next Eagle QB. One thing is for sure, he’ll have a hard time meeting the standard that “5” set.
"I will retire as an Eagle and I look forward to that opportunity and that day," the quarterback told ESPN Radio 97.7 FM in Syracuse.
He later said on his NBC Sports Radio show that the team has suggested he return to Philadelphia to make his retirement announcement on Sept. 19 when his former coach, Andy Reid, leads the Kansas City Chiefs against the Eagles in a Thursday night game.
An Eagles spokesman would neither confirm nor deny McNabb's plans when contacted by the Philadelphia media outlets.
McNabb went 92-49-1 with the Eagles and holds the franchise records for completions (2801), passing yards (32,873) and passing touchdowns (216).