Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Donovan McNabb works out with Eagles
By Dan Graziano
There still aren't any team-organized workouts while the NFL waits for the end of the lockout, so players can work out with whichever other players they want. To that end, former Eagles (and still current Redskins) quarterback Donovan McNabb showed up at an Eagles player workout in New Jersey.
"It was real good. It was refreshing hearing that laugh, that chuckle that you could probably hear from a mile away," Eagles center Jamaal Jackson told CSNPhilly.com. "It was good seeing him. I'll try to bait him up to stay out here a little while longer."
McNabb was in town for the dedication of the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Voorhees Replacement Hospital, which he helped fund with a large donation. He said the opportunity to work out with his former teammates was a no-brainer.
"I'm just working out right now," McNabb told the site. "As you can see, I'm in some great shape, and I'm only going to get better."
McNabb looks as if he's on a bit of a public relations blitz right now, perhaps in anticipation of the end of the lockout. He's still on the Redskins' roster, but they're certain to trade or release him once the lockout ends, and he seems to want people to know he thinks he's got plenty of good football left. In a recent video, he told fans "2011 is different from 2010" and doubters that he planned to prove them wrong.
It's certainly possible that McNabb has something left, and that the circumstances in Washington in 2010 were too difficult for any quarterback to overcome. I'm just having a hard time seeing where his opportunity to be a starting quarterback in 2011 is going to come. He could be a fallback in Arizona if the Cardinals can't get Kevin Kolb. He could go to Minnesota, but they probably want Christian Ponder to start soon. And Miami is a possibility, but it's unclear what its plans are with regard to Chad Henne. McNabb is hoping to get an opportunity to show he's not done, but there's a chance he could have to go somewhere as a backup and hope for that opportunity to surface later in the year.