10 Biggest Stories Of 2010 NFL Season, No. 7: Donovan McNabb Benched (Twice)

January 19, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After completing his 11th season without a championship, the Philadelphia Eagles did the unthinkable with quarterback Donovan McNabb. They traded the six-time Pro Bowl quarterback to a division rival, the Washington Redskins.
Fourth-year quarterback Kevin Kolb, with two career starts (and a Player of the Week award) on his resume, was named the Eagles’ starting quarterback for the 2010 season.
McNabb led the Redskins to a 4-3 start, highlighted by a revenge win against the Philadelphia Eagles and an overtime win against the powerful Green Bay Packers.
But he struggled against the Detroit Lions in Week 8. With the Redskins trailing 31-25, the ball on their own 30-yard line and 1:48 left in the game, McNabb was benched for, of all people, Rex Grossman, considered by many to be one of the worst quarterbacks in the league.
On the first play from scrimmage, the FIRST play, Grossman fumbled and rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh scored on a 17-yard fum...

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