There is no doubt that Donovan McNabb is the greatest QB in the history of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Five conference championship appearances, a Super Bowl berth and the record holder for almost every single major passing statistic. McNabb ushered in the golden age of Eagle football.
While McNabb’s legacy as an athlete is pristine in the city of Philadelphia, his legacy as a teammate has been called into question again.
Speaking on the “I Am Athlete” podcast Saturday, former pro-bowl wide receiver, Desean Jackson spoke out against McNabb when the two played together.
Jackson and McNabb only played together for two seasons (’08-’09 seasons). But after Jackson was the first player in NFL History to be named to the pro-bowl for two different positions, the receiver claimed he heard that McNabb said “Damn, I don’t think he (Jackson) should’ve got that. He shouldn’t have deserved that.'”
The comment in question was accordingly told to him by Michael Vick who was on the Eagles roster with Donovan McNabb and DeSean Jackson back in 2009.
DeSean Jackson also went on to say that McNabb was cheap with his money stating “He’d make you pay for everything.”
DeSean Jackson’s historic 2009 season saw him catch 62 passes for 1,156 yards and 12 total touchdowns.
McNabb on the other hand, threw 22 TD’s, 10 INT’s and reached the final pro-bowl of his career. He would end up being traded to the Washington Redskins after the 2009 season.
Jackson’s comments are the latest comments against McNabb from a former receiver. Former first-round round pick, Freddie Mitchell said in a tweet “(Donovan) McNabb screwed my whole career up”
Then there is the whole fiasco with Terrell Owens. While Owens and McNabb were synonymous with one of the greatest seasons in Eagles history, the feud between the two players ultimately ended with Owens in Dallas and the Eagles never being able to fully recover.
While there have been receivers that have openly spoke out against McNabb, there have been those who have defended the Eagles quarterback.
Brian Westbrook, Brian Dawkins and many along the Eagles offensive line have spoken in favor of their time with McNabb.
Still, DeSean Jackson’s comments will do nothing to help squash the rumors of McNabb being a bad teammate to fellow receivers.
McNabb has not currently responded to the latest claims from Jackson.
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