Philadelphia Eagles Trade Donovan McNabb To Washington Redskins

April 5th, 2010 – By Cory

The Philadelphia Eagles traded franchise quarterback Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins.

The Redskins will send their second round pick (37th overall)  in this year’s NFL draft, plus a conditional 3rd or 4th round selection in next year’s draft in exchange for McNabb.

McNabb, going into his 12th season out of Syracuse University, has lead the Eagles to the playoffs eight out of his 11 seasons, making five NFC championship games and one Super Bowl appearance, which they lost to New England.

McNabb is a six-time pro bowler who has completed 59 percent of his passes for 32,873 yards, and 216 touchdowns, against just 100 interceptions for his career. He has also tabbed 3,249 yards rushing  to go along with  28 touchdowns.

“Donovan McNabb was more than a franchise quarterback for this team, He truly embodied all of the attributes of a great quarterback and of a great person. He has been an excellent representative of this organization and the entire National Football League both on and off the field. I look forward to honoring him as one of the greatest Eagles of all time and hopefully see him enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton one day,” remarked Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie.

This makes two potential hall-of-fame quarterbacks traded from the Eagles to the Redskins, with the first being Christian Adolph “Sonny” Jurgensen III, who was traded in 1964 to the Redskins for Norm Snead.

Jurgensen was elected to the football Hall-of-Fame in 1983.

“I’m really excited about my future with the Washington Redskins,” McNabb said in a statement Sunday night. “I’m eager to work with Coach [Mike] Shanahan. He’s been a very successful coach with a couple of Super Bowl victories on his resume. While it has been my goal to win a Super Bowl in Philadelphia, we came up short. I enjoyed my 11 years, and know we shared a lot more good times than bad.”

The Eagles will rely on Kevin Kolb to lead them into the 2010 NFL season.

“Obviously we have a lot of confidence in Kevin Kolb to make this decision,” remarked Eagles head coach Andy Reid. “No matter how you look at this, he is a young and upcoming player who I think everybody in our building has a tremendous amount of confidence in him.”

USA Online Sportsbooks have not yet re-established betting lines for Super Bowl XLV, but Redskin fans have reason to be optimistic.

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