Donovan McNabb Says The Eagles Make ‘Dumb’ QB Decisions
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb is not a fan of the team when it comes to making quarterback decisions.
The Eagles signed Sam Bradford to a two year, $36 million deal, signed Chase Daniel to a huge backup contract (three years, $21 million) and drafted Carson Wentz No. 2 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.
McNabb thinks those were all DUMB decisions. McNabb explained to Dan Levy of BillyPenn.com his frustrations with the Eagles’ decisions:
“So now you’ve got Doug [Pederson] in the same situation with Chase Daniel and now you sign — which was dumb — you sign Sam Bradford to a multi-year deal and give him big money, then you trade picks to move up to No. 2 — that was dumb,” McNabb said. “I mean, nothing against Carson Wentz, but why would you do that? That’s just a bad business decision from the Philadelphia Eagles.
“Chase Daniel is not a bad player. Chase Daniel can hold the fort down for 6-8-10 weeks and then if things aren’t going well you move a slow transition to Carson Wentz. Because the crowd … I’m going to tell you, the people of Philadelphia — and you know it — the people of Philadelphia they’re not going to call for Chase Daniel. They’re calling for Carson Wentz.”
“I think for Philadelphia — for the fans — I think everybody needs to just step back and kind of watch it develop. If Sam comes out and stays healthy I think Sam can do a pretty decent job at least to hold the fort down and see where they’re at,” McNabb said. “If they’re .500 eight games in, do you make a decision then or do you just kind of let it ride out? I think for Doug, Doug is going to let it ride out at least until about Week 10 or Week 11 and then when the crowd is down and they’re not playing well, I think you get the crowd back by bringing in the young kid in.”