Posted on Wed, Jul. 23, 2008
McNabb is at crossroads
By Bob Brookover
Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The road to the Super Bowl was mostly pleasant for Donovan McNabb.
His first six NFL seasons were sprinkled with more than enough success to overshadow the occasional controversy and injury. Five trips to the playoffs, four to the NFC championship game, and one appearance in the Super Bowl made him a sought-after national commercial star and ranked the Eagles quarterback among the best at his craft.
From 1999 through 2004, McNabb's record as the Eagles' starting quarterback was 56-23 in the regular season and 7-5 in the postseason.
He was a shooting star on a consistent contender.
But the road since the Eagles' three-point Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots in 2005 has mostly been disastrous for McNabb.
He has been antagonized by former teammate Terrell Owens, undergone two major surgeries, and failed to play 16 games in each of the last three seasons, including two in which he couldn't complete the year.
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