Prior to taking the field for Pro Bowl practice on Wednesday, the media caught up with everybody’s favorite whipping boy Donovan McNabb.
According to articles on Philly.com and other media outlets, McNabb said he wants to — and expects to — be back under center for the Eagles next year. He also called reports of Brian Westbrook’s retirement premature. He says BWest36 is working hard to rebound from a subpar 2009 season.
Regarding McNabb’s statements about himself, what else is he going to say? While he often puts his foot in his mouth, he’s never purposely fought with Eagles management in the media. He’s not about to start now by demanding a trade, which is essentially what he’d doing if he said he didn’t want to be back.
Your Daily Philadelphian likes McNabb and thinks he should be back. Having said that, you have to take McNabb’s statements on this topic as seriously as you do Andy Reid’s. Both will say the right things, but you have to wait to see who shows up at Lehigh.
The Eagles will listen to offers for all of their quarterbacks. If Reid truly thinks Kevin Kolb is the future, McNabb is gone. There’s no way Reid would get to next offseason with both QBs being free agents. And don’t think for a second Kolb would sign an extension here unless he us the starter next year. He isn’t getting younger and wants the chance to start in the NFL.
Regarding Westbrook, we maintain he will not be in Eagles green next year unless he takes a pay cut. The Birds won’t pay him $7.2 million next year.