According to former Eagles quarterback, Donovan McNabb, the multiple-time Pro Bowler will retire as a member of the team that drafted him in 1999. Philly.com's Paul Domowitch reports that McNabb, who was speaking on his NBC Sports Radio show on Monday night, when he declared that he planned to sign a one-day contract with the Eagles in September. A team announcement has not been made, but according to the Syracuse alum, the Eagles may make it official in Week 3, when his former coach, Andy Reid, returns to Philadelphia with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Eagles took McNabb with the 2nd overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft. He led the Eagles to one Super Bowl appearance, five NFC championship games and owns most of the team's major passing records. McNabb spent 11 seasons with the team before he was traded to the Washington Redskins in 2010. He spent 2011 with the Minnesota Vikings but was cut in the middle of the season, following mediocre stretch of games. McNabb spent all of 2012 out of the NFL, but has appeared frequently on NFL Network and his aforementioned radio show.
This has been a newsworthy past few days for McNabb already. He announced Saturday that Syracuse would retire McNabb's number 5 jersey on November 2nd. The school still has not confirmed his announcement. The Orange are scheduled to play Wake Forest on November 2nd in the Carrier Dome.
McNabb did not specify if the team would give him the "Brian Dawkins treatment" and retire his number.