The 2014 NFL on FOX broadcast teams were revealed on Thursday, August 6th, and there's a familiar face among those who were named. It turns out that former Philadelphia Eagles
lightning rod franchise quarterback Donovan McNabb will be one of three rotating analysts paired with long-time play-by-by announcer Dick Stockton this season. Former NFL quarterback Brady Quinn and former linebacker Kirk Morrison are the other two players in the rotation. McNabb, who hasn't played in the NFL since 2011 but didn't 'officially' retire until last offseason, has worked as an analyst for Fox Sports 1 since the network launched in August 2013.
I'm sure the reaction to this announcement will be... polarizing, as always seems to be the reaction to any McNabb news. His biggest supporters won't mind seeing a former Eagles player in the booth. His biggest detractors will groan and complain. There will be a sickening amount of jokes made online about whether McNabb knows the game he's calling can end in a tie.
My ice cold take is that I don't really care either way. This seems like a nice opportunity for McNabb so good for him. Let's just hope his game-calling doesn't resemble his sports takes on Twitter.
Given the evidence that we've heard so far with the Aaron Hernandez trial do you find him innocent or guilty?— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) June 27, 2013
Could this be the end of Aaron Hernandez NFL career? Your thoughts?— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) June 26, 2013
Is it a must win for the Heat or the Spurs?— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) June 18, 2013
Patriots sign Tim Tebow. What will he play?— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) June 10, 2013