Sunday, April 4, 2010

McNabb's Wings on the way to DC

The Donovan McNabb era in Philadelphia came to an end on Easter Sunday with a trade to the Washington Redskins. The Eagles now own 11 picks in the 2010 draft. With an 11-5 record in 2009, the Birds were the second youngest team in NFL. Now with the unloading of McNabb and Brian Westbrook the Eagles have become a lot younger.

Inside the stats, from 1999 to 2004, McNabb was 54-19 as a starter and missed 7 game to injury. From 2005 until last season, McNabb is 36-26-1 and missed 17 games due to injury.

Kevin Kolb will come in loaded with some weapons, but first year starters usually suffer a two or three game drop in wins due to performance in fourth quarter. Don't tell that to Matt Sanchez.

It will be hard to say how history will judge McNabb. Obviously, the Eagles made a great pick in 1999 with the number two pick overall in the draft. The fans were screaming for Rickey Williams. Other QB's in that draft were Duante Culpepper, Akili Smith and Tim Couch. Maybe the Hall of Famer from the draft is Champ Bailey.

The only one now left from the Eagle's roster from the 2005 Super Bowl is kicker David Akers.

While the Eagles may give up being a contender in 2010, they will be ok in the long run.

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