50 Powerful Donovan Mcnabb Quotes

I really don’t have any favorite. I just think he has a funny sense of humor. I like his approachability and he’s easy to get along with.

He is most famously recognized as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play in the most prestigious American football championship, called the National Football League (NFL).

He was honored by his peers and community as a three-time All-American and two-time All-Big East selection. He was also named as a Pro-Bowl Selection in his first two seasons.

McNabb started his career in the professional football scene when he was in high school. He played basketball and football for Syracuse University.

In 2009, McNabb appeared on the TV show Celebrity Apprentice. He started the show on episode 4 and he was the last person to be fired.

He ended his college career with an unimpressive record as a professional quarterback. Therefore, he got drafted as a backup quarterback with ‘Philadelphia Eagles’.

You can’t always get what you want. You just have to be persistent and persistent and persistent, and eventually you get it.

50 Powerful Donovan McNabb Quotes

The Washington Redskins started the year off with a 7-0 record. They then lost three games in a row and ended up missing the playoffs. The New York Giants started the year off with a 6-1 record and lost three in a row. They went on to play in the Super Bowl that year.

When the Redskins are winning, the fans talk about the team. When the Redskins are losing, the fans talk about the quarterback.

McNabb will not go to rehab until he is physically ready to play. He will not go to rehab until he has the medical clearance to do so.

While Donovan McNabb was a great guy, the Bears were a terrible team.

McNabb told me he’s going to be a mentor to the next generation of quarterbacks in the NFL. That makes sense. McNabb has been known to be pretty good at mentoring. He’s even good at mentoring himself.

A lot of NFL players work during the offseason. They just aren’t paid like the other professional athletes. The NFL players don’t want to be like them, but they can’t be better than them.

McNabb, who was traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Washington Redskins in 2008, said he was excited about joining the Washington Redskins. The Redskins finished 8-8 and beat the Eagles twice that year in the 2007 and 2008 NFC East divisional playoffs.

McNabb is quoted as saying that he is “not going to do that” that is to throw anyone under the bus. He was speaking about Tony Dungy who had said that “I’m not going to do that. I’m going to stand by you during everything.” McNabb was saying that he is going to do the same thing.

McNabb said this is something that happened to him before he played quarterback for the Eagles and that just being a leader, he had to take responsibility for the situation.

10th of 50 Donovan McNabb Quotes 

McNabb feels that the more he practices, the more comfortable he feels on the field. This is not to say that he has no knowledge of the game. He has been in the NFL for a long time; however, he feels that the more he practices, the better his performance will be in games.

The quote was used widely on the Internet in 2006.

McNabb was a lifelong Bears fan. There’s a photo of him at Wrigley Field with a Bears jersey on, and he even showed up in the Chicago Bears’ locker room when it was the Chicago Bears.

McNabb was very happy in the Sixers locker room and was thankful to the fans for making him a champion.

The only way to truly evaluate your team is to play games. Sometimes you have to play preseason games to find out who is going to play when the real games start.

_____________ when things go well, the quarterback is the one who sees all the attention. __________ when things go wrong, they are the ones who get criticized the most.

I have heard some of our players say they wish they had won more Super Bowls. This is from McNabb, and some other players, all of whom are now retired.

When questioned about a recent loss to the Colts, the Eagles quarterback attributed the team’s woes to a lack of focus.

Donovan McNabb’s legacy has always been a major talking point with regards to the Eagles. McNabb was at the center of several controversies during his time with the Eagles and the Washington Redskins. His legacy has shifted over the last few years as he’s had the opportunity to play with the Philadelphia Eagles.

One of the greatest Running Back’s of all time, Walter Payton was not given “Super Bowl” fame until his Team, the Chicago Bears, did so in 1985. It’s sad that Walter Payton was not known as the greatest Running Back to play the game until they won the Super Bowl.

Donovan McNabb said that he is harder on himself than anybody else. I think that means that he is very hard on himself when he misses a throw.

20th of 50 Donovan McNabb Quotes 

When the offense isn’t executing, I have to get the ball out of my hands quick. If you’re too slow or not getting the ball out quick enough, you’re going to be sacked. There’s no doubt that I want to get the ball out quick.

McNabb is an old guy, he can only be talking about the time when he was at the height of his powers.

McNabb, who is now a backup quarterback for the Washington Redskins, talked about his time in Philadelphia and the Eagles season in 1996 that led to the NFC title game. That year, after losing the first game at Arizona to the Cardinals, McNabb rallied the Eagles back from a 20-point deficit. The Eagles scored 21 unanswered points in the 4th quarter and won, 34-31.

When you’re an elite athlete like Donovan McNabb, you have to have a competitive attitude.

What he means here is that his left foot is a little sore and that his back is bothering him (he later adds he has no structural issues with his back).

In the end, the New York Giants won the 1999 NFC Championship. Donovan McNabb was talking about what happened at that time.

McNabb says he is just like the rest of the guys in terms of what he believes. He believes in hard work and dedication and he thinks those attributes will help him make a name for himself at this level once again. McNabb says the expectations for the Eagles are high, and he is ready for the challenge.

There’s a reason he’s still playing because he’s the most engaging leader in the room and he’s a very good communicator, but he’s not the best or loudest leader in the room.

“You have to focus on your job, and if you focus on your job, you block everything out.”
This quote was taken from his interview with the New Orleans Times-Picayune during Donovan McNabb’s tenure for the Philadelphia Eagles.

There was a time when Donovan McNabb was a quarterback at the University of Maryland, and he had to get up to speed fast. McNabb was a quarterback coming off of a junior year in which he had 3,738 yards rushing and 28 touchdowns, so he was a speed demon.

30th of 50 Donovan McNabb Quotes 

When John Elway retired, people were saying that he should have retired when he won the Super Bowl in his last season, not after he lost the Super Bowl in the end.

 There are so many different positions you play in life, there is no easy answer to a question like, “What is the best job?” You must know what your strengths are and work on becoming the best version of yourself at whatever you do.

Donovan McNabb is a great quarterback. He plays like a quarterback. He’s tall. He’s athletic. He can run the ball. He can throw it. He’s very successful. He led the Philadelphia Eagles to several Super Bowls. We know how talented he is. I love everything about this game.

I am not going to agree with McNabb with this one, but I do not want to see how he would do with another team.

I’m not sure what he’s talking about. There’s no such thing as a meaningless game.

Donny was a team player. He worked hard every day. He deserved to have the success he had with the Eagles.

Donovan McNabb was the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 to 2008. During that period, McNabb was a three-time Super Bowl champion, and in his first season in 1999, McNabb helped lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory in Super Bowl XXXIX over the New England Patriots. McNabb is one of just two quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl in each of his first five seasons as a starting quarterback, the other being Joe Niekro.

Dan Marino didn’t win the big game. That is a fact. Yet, does that make his career a failure? Absolutely not – a career is judged by success, not failure.

I have to believe that this adversity will make me a better quarterback. I’ve felt that it could pull me down and I’ve felt that I need something that will make me a better quarterback. I just have to see if that helps. I can’t do my job if I don’t believe that it makes me a better quarterback. It’s like a fighter pilot saying that he has to have a little bit of fear to be good.

We know that this one has to be a favorite. A man who is considered one of the best quarterbacks to play in the NFL, the great Donovan McNabb, has been criticized throughout his career for a variety of reasons. This would be considered an obvious choice, and he even got a shout out from his former coach.

40th of 50 Donovan McNabb Quotes 

It seems the Eagles were wrong for making Donovan McNabb the 15th overall pick in 1999, because he is a horrible quarterback. He is currently the worst QB on the Eagles roster.

I haven’t seen a lot of things over my years, but if there is anything I can do, please let me know.

Don’t worry about it and don’t worry about being measured by the number of championships that you win. That’s why you play the game. I think you’re doing the right thing. Keep going. Just keep playing.

The story had the same basic elements as McNabb’s quote, and it was only slightly less true than his ‘do a little extra’ part, but because it took place a few years after McNabb did, it didn’t have the same effect. The Washington Post was able to say that McNabb had said all the things he said without having to link him to a particular story.

Donovan McNabb had a very bad season. He became the first Eagle to have a bad season since Jeff Garcia and the first Eagle with a season total of less than 20 Fantasy points.

Troy Aikman is a very good quarterback and has two Super Bowl rings, but Donovan is a good quarterback and an even better person.

In his last NFL season, Donovan McNabb continued to try to finish his career with a Philadelphia Eagles organization that had become a failure.

Donovan McNabb was an effective and even great quarterback but was forced to change positions due to injuries. The change was not for the better.

The Eagles made Donovan McNabb a multi-million dollar quarterback while he was throwing interceptions and overthrowing receivers. He never made plays before the snap, and was one of the worst quarterbacks of the era.

The Eagles quarterback was drafted as the sixth overall selection in the 1999 NFL Draft, but the New York Giants gave the former Washington Husky a five-year deal worth more than $100 million.

I’m used to the quarterback position. The tight end position would be my backup.”

The Eagles ran a two tight-end set with McNabb in this game, a look that was very effective against the 49ers and the Vikings last season. The Eagles ran the same play to McNabb against the Chargers. The tight end is a blocker, and McNabb had a career day throwing the ball.


I hope you enjoy these quotes from Donovan McNabb and remember to follow his progress on the gridiron with all your favorite fantasy football teams, and on twitter @DMac711.

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