Friday, February 12, 2016

McNabb: Super Bowl doesn't define career

"Winning a Super Bowl is obviously an outstanding achievement, but that really doesn't reflect on what type of career that a person has had," said Donovan McNabb during a radio interview.

McNabb: Super Bowl doesn't define career

Donovan McNabb says Super Bowl rings should not define a quarterback´s career. (AP file photo / Nick Wass)
Donovan McNabb says Super Bowl rings should not define a quarterback's career. (AP file photo / Nick Wass)

Donovan McNabb and Tony Romo do not share the same opinion about what defines a quarterback's legacy.

McNabb was asked on the King David Show (WQYK 1010 AM) about how important winning a Super Bowl is to his legacy.

"Well you know what, I've always been a big believer of winning a Super Bowl is obviously an outstanding achievement, but that really doesn't reflect on what type of career that a person has had," McNabb said. "Many quarterbacks have had a lot of success putting numbers into the books, and having a lot of wins and whatever it may be, but were not able to win that Super Bowl. But does that really give a tell-tale of what type of quarterback that player was? No, I don't think so. But that is the ultimate goal which I shoot for. You can have all the numbers. You can have all the touchdowns, whatever it may be. I would love to just win a Super Bowl. If I can accomplish that, hopefully good things can happen, and hopefully it's with the Washington Redskins."

Romo, meanwhile, would disagree. The Cowboys' quarterback discussed the idea of what makes an elite quarterback with the Dallas media.

"You're judged at the quarterback position by wins and Super Bowls and things of that nature," Romo said, per Tim MacMahon of "I love the tradition and the history of the game. You set out to accomplish certain goals, and right at the top, the only way to be included in any talk of anything is to go out and win championships."

So what do you think? Which quarterback is right?

And tip of the cap to for the link to the McNabb interview.


As I wrote about in a previous entry, McNabb continued his tradition of hosting receivers in Arizona for a week before training camp.

But there was a mishap this year. Per Jason Reid of The Washington Post, Redskins wide receiver Malcolm Kelly suffered an injury during one of the workouts on the trip. Per the report, Kelly could miss practice Thursday, and the Redskins are expected to be cautious with the injury.


* What Super Bowl matchup would be Jerry Jones' worst nightmare? Tim Cowlishaw of The Dallas Morning News argues that it'd be Steelers-Eagles in Dallas.

*'s Sal Paolantonio writes that the pressure is on Andy Reid.

* is out with a list of the 25 most-hated teams of all time. The 1992 Cowboys make the list. I'm guessing you all are OK with that selection, eh?

* By the way, I'll be talking Eagles on WIP Thursday morning at 7:30. Listen in - if you're awake.

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