Donovan McNabb has had a rough few years in the NFL, ending his time with both the Redskins and the Vikings on low notes. He gained some weight, got a little sluggish, and was benched within both those teams, much to his chagrin.
But the former Eagle has lost some weight–15-20 pounds, according to him–and is working out with famed trainer George Whitfield in an effort to bring back his A game. McNabb insists he’s always been in shape, however, and that he never lost his strength.
“…People may have seen how strong I looked, and they kind of figured maybe I was out of shape or whatever,” he said. “But now that I’m lighter, people all of a sudden are saying, ‘Well, he’s in shape.’ I’ve been in shape.”
McNabb, who says he has a “full list of 32” teams he is open to play for, is garnering praise from his old Eagles colleagues. Coach Andy Reid, who gave McNabb his start, said he would recommend his old friend to any team who claimed interest.
“He looks good. He looks physically good. He looks like he could go out and play tomorrow. I would highly recommend him,” he said.
While McNabb still has supporters, some see the workouts–especially with his own personal quarterback coach–as a desperate attempt at a comeback that won’t happen.
Anyone else a little perplexed with Donovan McNabb hiring a personal QB coach now? Other star QBs had them since high school.
Donovan McNabb hasn’t retired but needs a team to tell him he shouldn’t.