Donovan McNabb wants to play

Updated: May 4, 2012, 7:39 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Quarterback Donovan McNabb said Friday he is not retiring and hopes to catch on with an NFL team in time for training camp.

"I sort of have some unfinished business," McNabb said on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "I love the game, I have a passion for the game, and I look forward to continuing that on."

McNabb, 35, played six games with the Minnesota Vikings last season before being released and sitting out the rest of the season after failing to find another NFL home.

A Chicago native, McNabb said he was expecting to hear from the Chicago Bears when Jay Cutler was lost for the season with a fractured thumb Nov. 20, but the call never came.

Now he's working toward a comeback.

"I've been training hard and preparing myself in San Diego working with George Whitfield, the obviously well known quarterback guru, supposedly, over the past month," McNabb said. "Just kind of refining the skills, working on the mechanics and getting back to a high level, an elite level. I'm just waiting for the opportunity to display that."

McNabb spent the 2010 season with the Washington Redskins, where he was benched twice. The team finished 6-10, and McNabb later said coach Mike Shanahan "misused" him.

McNabb has passed for 37,276 yards and 234 touchdowns in 13 NFL seasons and led the Philadelphia Eagles to four NFC Championship Games.

He told Fox Sports in April that he believes he is a Hall of Famer.

"Even these last two years, when people may look at it and say, 'Oh, he's done, or whatever.' I'm 34, 35 years old, but still, I played at the pinnacle, I played at the highest level of my career. I played there," McNabb told Fox Sports. "And I would vote for myself for the Hall of Fame."