Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Game Donovan McNabb

Donovan McNabb is tied for ninth on the Eagles game played list.

The Game Donovan McNabb

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Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. (Genevieve Ross/AP file)
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. (Genevieve Ross/AP file)

When Donovan McNabb is honored Thursday by the Eagles, he will do so with 148 games played for them, good enough to be tied for ninth on the club's all-time list, and tops among quarterbacks.

Here are the Eagles' top 21 in regular season games played:

 

 Rk.    Player  Pos.  GP
   1.  David Akers  K  188  
   2.  Brian Dawkins  FS  183
   3.  Harold Carmichael    WR  180
   4.  Chuck Bednarik  C-LB  169
   5.  Tra Thomas  T  166
   6.  Randy Logan  S  159
   7.  Guy Morriss  C  158
   8.  Jerry Sisemore  T  156
   9.
 
 
 Donovan McNabb
 Bobby Walston
 Ken Clarke
 QB
 K-WR  
 DT
 148
 148
 148
 12.  Jon Runyan  T  144
 13.  Ron Jaworski  QB  142
 14.  William Thomas  LB  140
 15.
 
 Andre Waters
 Wes Hopkins
 SS
 FS
 137
 137
 17.  Herman Edwards  DB  135
 18.
 
 Frank Kilroy
 Nate Ramsey
 T
 DB
 134
 134
 20.
 
 Pete Retzlaff
 John Bunting
 E
 LB
 132
 132
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