The McNabb-Jackson 'controversy'

DeSean Jackson was quoted as saying he is "very happy with the decision" to trade Donovan McNabb. (Steven M. Falk/Staff file photo)

The manufactured controversies between Donovan McNabb and his former teammates will quickly get old.

An Eagles player will be quoted, the quote will be relayed to McNabb, McNabb will respond. Or McNabb will say something, the quote will be relayed to an Eagles player, and that player will respond. Round and round it will go.

Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson appears on the cover of the most recent edition of The Sporting News. The headline reads “Missing McNabb?”

In an interview with Steve Greenberg, Jackson is quoted as saying he is “very happy with the decision” by the Eagles to trade McNabb to Washington.

“I don’t think we lost anything, even with McNabb being gone,” Jackson said.

That was relayed to McNabb during the Redskins’ minicamp this week.

“It’s so wild when people get to talking when you’re not there, but when you’re there everybody loves you,” McNabb said, according to the Associated Press. “So I guess people will go deeper into it than I will. I’m a Redskin, no longer an Eagle. I had 11 great years and I’m moving on with my life, so whoever may say things when I’m gone, more power to them, but it’s not making you look like a bigger man.”

Kevin Kolb also was asked what Eagles fans can expect from the pairing of he and Jackson.

“It’s going to be spectacular,” Kolb said. “With his talent and hopefully my ability to get him the ball in stride and yards after the catch, those types of things — it will be pretty special. I look forward to being around him and both of us being with this team for a long time.”

In our view, Jackson has said nothing disrespectful about McNabb. Jackson plays for the Eagles, and thinks they will be OK with Kolb. Stop the presses.