He may not have been able to bring a Super Bowl championship victory to a city hungering for it, but ex-Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Donovan McNabb certainly knows the game of football. So it makes sense that the NFL Network has announced the former shot caller is now part of a new team on television. McNabb, now 35, will join “Playbook” with Sterling Sharpe and Brian Baldinger every Friday at 8 and 9 p.m. EST.
After 13 seasons in the NFL including 11 with the Eagles, McNabb’s career seemed headed to an end after one disappointing season each with the Redskins and the Vikings. He exits the NFL with some pretty impressive career stats – 3,170 completions in 5,374 attempts for 37,276 yards, 234 touchdowns and 117 interceptions. McNabb is in the top 25 quarterbacks in NFL history in attempts, completions, passing yards, passing touchdowns and his overall passer rating. He may be exiting football without a ring, but McNabb believes that his career deserves his inclusion in the NFL Hall of Fame.
"See, one thing that people don't realize, I never played the game to make it to the Hall of Fame,” he told Barfly an online video site earlier this year. “I played the game because I love it. I played the game to win. I'm a competitor. When I step out on that field, I feel like I'm the best player on the field. Even these last two years, when people may look at it and they'll say, 'Oh, he's done, or whatever.' I'm 34, 35 years old but still, I played at the pinnacle, I played at the highest level of my career. I played there. And I would vote for myself for the Hall of Fame.”