Donovan McNabb Makes Philadelphia Eagles Fans Look Like Geniuses

November 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Thirty years ago the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Oakland Raiders 27-10 in Super Bowl XV.
Following the franchise's first trip to the game's biggest stage, the Eagles went 2-7 in the playoffs. Quarterbacks such as Ron Jaworski, Randall Cunningham, Rodney Peete and Ty Detmer went up in smoke in the postseason.
Drop some money in the slot and watch the quarterback carousel go round and round with no end in sight.
And then it happened.
The carousel stopped in 1999 when Andy Reid went against the grain, passed on Heisman-winning running back Ricky Williams, and drafted Donovan McNabb with the number two overall pick.
McNabb rode the bench and studied the offense behind the one and only Doug Pederson, who by the way played 10 seasons in the NFL and managed to throw a whopping 2,762 yards with 12 TDs alongside 19 picks.
When McNabb got his shot in 2000, the fans witnessed the greatest quarterback in franchise history headline one of the team's greatest e...

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