And it's not because of off-the-field issues—McNabb has never been arrested nor have there been rumors of something as small as character issues. McNabb's squeaky clean record has done nothing to protect him from the likes of commentators, teammates and even the NAACP. McNabb's first full season as a starter, the league season, saw him finish second in Associated Press MVP voting and selected as a Pro Bowl alternate at quarterback. The season was similarly successful, with McNabb again being voted to the Pro Bowl. The season was rockier, with McNabb missing time due to a broken ankle. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well". ESPN knew when they hired conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh to work their pregame show that they would get polarizing comments, and in turn viewers. What they didn't expect was what turned out to be a racist statement that led to Limbaugh's resignation.
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Donovan McNabb is the greatest quarterback in Eagles history
The Eagles selected him with the second overall pick in the NFL draft , and McNabb went on to play 11 seasons with the team, followed by a year each with the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings. McNabb was the Eagles' starting quarterback from to He also became the Eagles' all-time leader in pass attempts, pass completions, passing yards, and passing touchdowns. McNabb was the fourth quarterback in NFL history to amass more than 30, passing yards, touchdown passes, 3, rushing yards, and 20 rushing touchdowns in his career. His 3, career yards rushing ranks eighth all-time for NFL quarterbacks. Donovan McNabb was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He also excelled in track and field during his high-school years, and played on the school basketball team with Antoine Walker. Though McNabb was approached by recruiters from numerous colleges, only two schools, Syracuse University and the University of Nebraska , offered him scholarships to play college football as a quarterback.
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