Friday, November 27, 2015

McNabb on Vick's success

As it turns out, Donovan McNabb encouraged the Eagles to sign the quarterback that would end up replacing him: Michael Vick.

McNabb on Vick's success

Donovan McNabb embraces Eagles quarterback Michael Vick before last month´s matchup.  (Clem Murray/Staff Photographer)
Donovan McNabb embraces Eagles quarterback Michael Vick before last month's matchup. (Clem Murray/Staff Photographer)

As it turns out, Donovan McNabb encouraged the Eagles to sign the quarterback that would end up replacing him: Michael Vick.

McNabb sat down with ESPN's Mike Tirico for a one-on-one interview that aired during Sportscenter. Tirico asked him what it's been like to see Vick succeed and why he urged the Eagles to add Vick before last season.

"Mike is like a little brother to me," McNabb said. "I've known Mike since he was a senior in high school. When he got out, I wanted to talk to Mike and let him know that everything he set as his goal is still reachable, that you're going to work extremely hard, keep your nose clean and you'll get yourself back to where you want to be. He told me he would, and look at him now."

McNabb also reflected one more time - this time to a national audience - on his return to Philadelphia in Week 4 and the standing ovation he received from the Linc crowd.

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"It was a feeling that's kind of hard to explain," McNabb said. "I wouldn't say unexpected, but it's an appreciation of 11 years that we had, the highs and lows. I mean, we've had some great years in Philadelphia."

Earlier Monday, I wrote about how the Eagles' offense is different without McNabb.

And Sunday night, I posted on the Giants' loss and what it means for the NFC East race.

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