Donovan Jamal McNabb is a quarterback for the NFL’s Washington Redskins. McNabb, who played his college ball for Syracuse University, was the second overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft. He has played his entire professional career with the Eagles.
At Syracuse, he was a four-year starter. During that time, he recorded a 35-14 mark and set numerous Big East records, including first in touchdown passes (77) first in passing yards (8,389) and first in total offensive plays (1,403). His Syracuse records include first in total yards per game (221.1) and first in passing efficiency (155.1).
McNabb has been a five-time Pro Bowl selection. In 2000, he was the NFL MVP runner-up and in 2004 the NFC Offensive Player of the Year. In that same year, he guided Philadelphia to Super Bowl XXXIX. Although McNabb threw three touchdowns, completing 30 passes for 357 yards, the team lost to the New England Patriots 24-21.
The quarterback, who has played in 118 regular season games over nine seasons, has had numerous problems with injuries. He has played in all 16 regular season games only three times. In 2004, he tossed 31 touchdown passes for 3,875 yards and earned the highest single-season QB rating of his career (104.7). He threw just eight interceptions that season.
Over the course of his career, McNabb has an 85.8 rating, completing 171 TD passes and totaling 25,404 yards in the air. He’s completed 2,189 of 3,732 passes (58.7-percent). He has tossed 79 interceptions.
McNabb, who stands six-foot-two and weighs 240 pounds, is just about the perfect size for a NFL QB. He’s a fine athlete, possessing speed, topnotch arm strength and accuracy. The signal caller shows good field vision, has learned to escape from pursuing opponents and alters his delivery when defenders are in his face.
He needs to improve on setting himself when under pressure in order to make more accurate throws. Injuries have taken their toll on this supreme athlete, which means that McNabb’s years may be limited.