I don’t know about you, but if there’s one name I’m tired of hearing about it has to be Donovan McNabb. Thing is, it’s almost impossible for me to not think of McNabb when I think about the NFL Draft. With the Eagles sitting near the top of tonight’s draft, the dynamic is a bit different than it was in 1999 when the entire city of Philadelphia (sans Andy Reid) wanted to draft Texas running back Ricky Williams. Didn’t happen. The vitriol was near instantaneous as the gathered Eagles faithful mercilessly booed the selection of who would ultimately become the franchise’s all-time best quarterback. Good times. Good times indeed.
Though McNabb was clearly bitter about the situation, he seemed to take it all in stride during a recent interview with ESPN.
“It brings back the excitement and the anticipation. I always wanted to know where and when I’ll be draft. I always had a great time in New York. I enjoyed every aspect of the draft. It gave me the opportunity to fulfill my dream.”
Hit it below to relive McNabb’s glorious introduction to the city of Philadelphia.