Lane Johnson, Freddie Mitchell clash with Donovan McNabb
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Donovan McNabb was once the face of the Philadelphia Eagles. Now, he is just a washed up athlete trying to stay involved.
During an interview on The Zach Gelb Show on CBS Sports Radio on Saturday, McNabb said the Eagles should start to prepare without Carson Wentz if they fail to reach the NFC Championship game by 2020. He said if Wentz doesn’t lead the team t the conference championship by then, the team should move on.
“I think in the next two, three years — two years or so — he has to find a way to get out of the second round of the playoffs,” McNabb said of the team’s fourth-year passer. “What Nick Foles was able to do, take them to a Super Bowl and then possibly take them back to the NFC Championship Game, proves that, hey, some people can get into that offense and be very successful. (Wentz) hasn’t been healthy.
“He hasn’t really proven, to me, besides the year before he got hurt in the year he was, really, an MVP candidate. He needs to get back to that moment.”
The 26-year-old Raleigh, North Carolina native struggled last season. He wasn’t even a full year removed from suffering a torn ACL in Dec. 2017 against the Los Angeles Rams.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft went 5-6 in 11 starts. He went 279 of 401 for 3,074 yards.
Wentz also had 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
His best season came in 2017 before his torn ACL. He guided the team to an 11-2 record in 13 games.
He went 265 of 440 for 3,296 yards. He had a career-best 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Lane Johnson, Wentz’s offensive lineman, did not like McNabb’s comments. He clap backed with his own Twitter comment.
Freddie Mitchell, a former Eagle, who was teammates with McNabb, also clap backed on McNabb, as well.