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.