At the owners meetings in Orlando, Eagles brass said they would entertain offers for Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick and Kevin Kolb. The Eagles are in an enviable position of having a bevy of quarterback talent, but trading McNabb…arguably the greatest Philadelphia Eagle ever…would signify the end of the most successful run in the organization’s NFL history. Donovan’s camp directed me to the following statement when I contacted them after I came across Ashley Fox’s tweet:
I was asked to respond to statements made at the NFL owners meetings that the Eagles would entertain offers to trade any of their three QBs. Here is my response:
“My position hasn’t changed. I’ve said all along that I would like to win a Super Bowl and finish my career in Philadelphia.
“I understand the situation well and just hope whichever direction the Eagles decide to go in, they do it quickly. I think that would be best for me, Kevin, Michael, the Eagles, and any other teams involved. No matter what happens, I’ve already begun preparing to have an outstanding season in 2010.”
Since the Eagles have Donovan under contract for the upcoming season, picked up Vick’s option and have a young commodity in Kevin Kolb, I understand their position, but to trade away McNabb when he has a good 4 years left proves that the franchise is all about the bottom line even when winning the Super Bowl is not far from a reality.