Eagles praise McNabb after trade
The Philadelphia Eagles are praising the quarterback they traded to the Washington Redskins, Donovan McNabb.
"Donovan McNabb was more than a franchise quarterback for this team," Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a written statement, according to the NFL's Web site. "He truly embodied all of the attributes of a great quarterback and of a great person. He has been an excellent representative of this organization and the entire National Football League both on and off the field.
"I look forward to honoring him as of the greatest Eagles of all time and hopefully see in enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton one day. I wish Donovan and his beautiful family great health and joy for many, many years to come."
Said team president Joe Banner: "Donovan is the ultimate professional. He has an incredible work ethic and has been an integral part of our success. Over the years, Donovan has always carried himself with a great deal of dignity. He's an excellent role model for young men and women from across the region. In my mind, he'll always be remembered as one of the greatest Eagles of all time."
McNabb said in a written statement, according to the league's Web site: "I'm really excited about my future with the Washington Redskins. I'm eager to work with Coach [Mike] Shanahan. He's been a very successful coach with a couple of Super Bowl victories on his resume. While it's been my goal to win a Super Bowl in Philadelphia, we came up short. I enjoyed my 11 years here and we shared a lot more good times than bad."
April 4, 2010; 11:44 PM ET
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