Donovan McNabb performed for the Eagles from 1999-2009, and led the workforce to 5 NFC Championship video games. However that does not imply he is very revered in Philadelphia, even by his former teammates.
The previous quarterback made feedback in regards to the Eagles’ present quarterback (Carson Wentz) on Saturday. Primarily, McNabb’s level, which he made on The Zach Gelb Show, was that Wentz actually must show himself within the quick future earlier than the Eagles commit long-term to him.
“He hasn’t been wholesome. He hasn’t actually confirmed, to me, apart from the 12 months earlier than he acquired harm in his first 12 months, actually the MVP candidate, he must get again to that mode. And I believe, personally, if he cannot get out of the second spherical within the subsequent two, possibly three, years – actually, two years to be sincere with you. If he cannot get out of the second spherical, they need to look to probably draft one other quarterback, as a result of they only do not learn about his sturdiness.
“Staying wholesome may be very key on this league. And it actually pertains to the success of the quarterback. The workforce solely goes so far as the quarterback takes them. They put a lot of their eggs into their basket with Carson Wentz and he is acquired to show that within the subsequent two years.”
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This does not look like an excessive amount of of a scorching take from McNabb. As he factors out later within the interview, Wentz hasn’t gained a playoff sport in his profession at this level. It appears logical that if he continues to not win within the playoffs, the Eagles may take into consideration different choices.
However many did not see it that means, together with present Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson.
@donovanjmcnabb ? ? ? ? ? ?…and also you marvel why no one respects you whenever you come again!!!!
– Lane Johnson (@LaneJohnson65) April 22, 2019
Johnson later appeared on SportsRadio 94WIP to clarify the tweet a bit additional.
“That is what I meant – each coaching camp we now have all of those ex-players come and shake our palms, want us good luck. Then, they only exit and simply speak hate. I really feel there may be plenty of envy, jealously, and I see plenty of fakery. It is not simply me – plenty of different teammates see it too,” Johnson mentioned. “You’d suppose one of the best quarterback in franchise historical past would attempt to construct up a younger man that appears as much as him as an alternative of at all times criticizing him, critiquing him and wishing he would fail so he might be the lacking hyperlink and really feel higher himself. That’s what I do not like.”
Johnson went on to say he believes there are different motives from McNabb at play.
“I do not suppose he needs [Wentz] to out-succeed him. I felt like plenty of gamers, even once we had been making our Tremendous Bowl [run] did not need us to win. That’s simply how it’s. That is how the world works. Folks can placed on an excellent present, an excellent face, however the eyes by no means lie,” he mentioned.
And Johnson is not the one one upset. Former Eagles receiver Freddie Mitchell even chimed in.
However McNabb is smiling by the entire negativity.
The previous QB has been responding to the criticism on Twitter with GIFs, indicating he actually does not care what individuals take into consideration him.