As Justin Timberlake and ‘NSYNC once said, ” BYE BYE BYE, BYE BYE!”
Donovan McNabb was pulled from a game for the first time in his career after two awful quarters of football in Sunday’s 36-7 loss at Baltimore. The Birds only trailed 10-7 at the time, but Big Red thought second-year backup Kevin Kolb gave the team a better chance to win a game it desperately needed to maintain its slim playoff hopes. And at the time, I did too. And right now, I still think it was the right move. Donovan doesnt understand how awful he really is playing lately and has always been let off the leash easy because of his inseperable bond with his coach, Andy Reid. Andy made the right call on Sunday after two quarters of gut wrenching, sickening and downright pathetic football to watch from a fan’s standpoint.
Unless Donnie comes out guns a blazing over the course of the rest of the season, I think he is gone and here’s why.
McNabb isn’t getting any younger or faster and turns 32 on Tuesday. He is signed through 2013 and is scheduled to earn $9.2 million next year (with I think a bonus of about 900k – 1 mil). Eagle Brass is exceptionally frugal with the checkbook as we all have seen over there years and in my mind there is no chance they will pay him that kinda coin to be a backup. Even as a starting QB, I cant justify that Donovan’s performances have been worth anything near that number. Not to mention the fact that he’s only 22-21-1 as a starter since leading Philadelphia to four straight NFC championship games from 2001-04.
With that, we bid you adieu Donovan. This is a business first and foremost and right now YOU my friend are killing our bottom line.