Addressing the Donovan McNabb Trade: An Eagles’ Fan Reflects

April 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I hope your Easter was more enjoyable than mine.
I was heading home after a dinner at my grandparents’ house when I heard the news.
The news we all knew was coming. The news that took my breath away.
Arguably the biggest news in Philly sports during my lifetime.
Donovan McNabb, the greatest quarterback in Philadelphia Eagles history, my all-time favorite athlete, and an icon in Philly sports over the last decade, was shipped to the division-rival Washington Redskins.
Trade talks had been swirling for several months, and the Donovan McNabb watch was the biggest NFL story in the offseason, surpassing even ESPN’s favorite, Brett Favre.
Every few days, a new team would pop up as one of the leading candidates for McNabb’s destination in 2010—Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills, St. Louis Rams, etc.
The Redskins were never really in the picture. At least not until the day it happened, when all of a sudden McNabb was ship...

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