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Donovan McNabb will have his number retired

The Eagles will retire Donovan McNabb's number on September 19th, the night they face Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Donovan McNabb's number 5 will never be worn by another Eagles player. The other Eagles to have their numbers retired are Steve Van Buren (15), Brian Dawkins (20), Tom Brookshire (40), Pete Retzlaff (44), Chuck Bednarik (60), Al Wistert (70), Reggie White (92), and Jerome Brown (99).

We all know the long history of Donovan McNabb. I won't try to rehash it in its entirety, or sum up it up with one profound thought. I'll simply note that he was a great player, a great Eagle, and I would take a young Donny Mac any day: