Eagles Swap McNabb for Redskins Draft Picks

The Donovan McNabb guessing game is over. The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade their Pro Bowl quarterback to their NFC rivals Washington Redskins for a second-round draft pick this year and either a third- or fourth-round draft choice the following year, ESPN reports. McNabb has been rumored to be on the trading block for the most part of the NFL off-season, but the $11.2 million he is eligible to receive this season under the terms of his expiring contract caused the Eagles to have a difficult time finding takers for the prized quarterback.

Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie was all praises for his former quarterback during the announcement of the deal on Sunday. “Donovan McNabb was more than a franchise quarterback for this team…I look forward to honoring him as one of the greatest Eagles of all time and hopefully see him enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton one day.”

McNabb had a fruitful 11-year stay in Philadelphia, taking the Eagles to the NFC finals five times and to the Super Bowl in 2004, when they lost to the New England Patriots. Kevin Kolb is expected to takeover the starting quarterback position for the Eagles with controversial Michael Vick playing backup.