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Monday, November 18, 2019

Donovan McNabb congratulates Carson Wentz on new contract in wake of criticism

Donovan McNabb made headlines last month when he said the Philadelphia Eagles should consider drafting another quarterback and moving on from Carson Wentz, but the team proved how emphatically they disagree with McNabb by signing Wentz to a massive contract extension on Thursday. Suddenly, McNabb thinks that was a good decision.

Shortly after word surfaced that Wentz and the Eagles have agreed to a new deal, McNabb congratulated the two sides and said he expects “great things ahead.”

That take is somewhat surprising given that McNabb said a few weeks ago that Wentz hasn’t proven anything and the Eagles may be wise to move on from him if he can’t lead them on a deep playoff run in the next two years. He later clarified that he was referring to “the business of health” and the injuries Wentz has dealt with.

McNabb has been openly critical of the Eagles’ handling of their quarterback situation in the past, but some would say his “great things ahead” tweet is an example of flip-flopping. Perhaps it was just McNabb’s way of trying not to stir the pot more than he already has.


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