Nov 1st 2010 By Jeremy Taylor
Earlier this year, we polled you readers on whether the Philadelphia Eagles would regret their unusual move of trading Donovan McNabb,
their five-time Pro Bowl QB, to their division rival-Washington Redskins.
At the time, the consensus was that the 'Skins were fortunate to get McNabb. However, as our friends at With Leather report
, on Sunday, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan
benched McNabb with two minutes remaining in their game against the lowly Detroit Lions. (The final result was still in doubt -- but Washington ended up losing).
"I thought [Rex Grossman] gave us the best chance to win," was Shanahan's devastating explanation for why he pulled McNabb.
And, yes, that would be the same Rex Grossman
who's been the punchline to just about every bad quarterback joke told over the last five years.
During his long career in Philly, McNabb went through some bad stretches, but always bounced back and played better. Halfway through the 2010 season McNabb is statistically one of the worst QBs in the NFL, and his coach obviously has no confidence in him.
Do you expect Number Five, who Shanahan insists is still his starter, to finish the year strong? Or did the Eagles know something the Redskins didn't when they traded McNabb?
Is McNabb already a bust in DC?
|Yes -- his numbers were inflated by Philly's system, and now he's washed up||336 (51.7%)|
|No -- he'll be back to old self in the second half of the season||314 (48.3%)|