The Philadelphia Eagles September 19 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs just got a little more exciting.
Not only will be it a homecoming for former Eagles, and current Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, but now according to Pro Football Talk, it will be the night Donovan McNabb gets his No.5 jersey retired as well.
“Donovan McNabb was a franchise-changing quarterback for the Eagles and helped raise the bar of success for this franchise during his 11-year tenure with the team,” owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a team-issued release. ”On the field, the numbers that Donovan posted during his time in an Eagles uniform speak for themselves. He is the franchise leader in nearly every major passing category and is the all-time winningest quarterback in Eagles history. His unique ability to make plays through the air and with his legs made him one of the most dynamic players this city has ever seen. Donovan was the face and the focal point of so many of our great Eagles teams and he helped make this franchise a contender each and every year that he was here.”
McNabb’s No. 5 will join eight others retired by the Eagles. They include in no specific order, 15 (Steve Van Buren); 20 (Brian Dawkins); 40 (Tom Brookshier); 44 (Pete Retzlaff); 60 (Chuck Bednarik); 70 (Al Wistert); 92 (Reggie White); 99 (Jerome Brown)