Hey, remember Donovan McNabb? You know, the guy that was in Philadelphia for 11 seasons. The Pro Bowler. The guy who won more regular season games at quarterback than any other player in franchise history. The guy that was supposed to finally deliver a Super Bowl and didn’t. The guy who felt sorry for himself and never felt accepted despite being the face of the franchise for over a decade. The guy who came up the smallest when the games were the biggest.
Not that I’m bitter, or anything.
Anyway, after completely tanking in Washington last season, McNabb began his tenure with the Vikings today in San Diego, and, well…I don’t think things went so swimmingly.
Check out this stat line: McNabb was 7 for 15 for 39 yards. That’s only 39 yards more than I threw for today. That’s 2.6 yards per pass attempt. That’s historically bad. That’s good for a 47.9 passer rating. And that’s…friggen hilarious.
For me, though, McNabb’s ineptitude transcended his God awful statistics. He also managed to take the momentum of Percy Harvin’s game-opening kickoff return touchdown, wrap it up with a bow, and hand it right back to the Chargers when his very first pass as a Viking was deflected and then intercepted by Shawn Phillips. The Chargers would tie the game three plays later.