Donovan McNabb didn’t stay quiet for long on Andy Reid’s announcement that the Eagles are listening to offers for him and the rest of the Eagles quarterbacks. In a statment released to the media, Donovan said:
“My position hasn’t changed. I’ve said all along that I’d like to win a Super Bowl and finish my career in Philadelphia. I understand the situation well, and just hope, whichever direction the Eagles decide to go in, they do it quickly. I think that would be best for Kevin (Kolb), Michael (Vick), the Eagles and any other teams involved. No matter what happens, I’ve already begun preparing to have an outstanding season in 2010.”
Tough to tell whether Donovan has talked to Reid about his future and knows something the rest of us don’t (i.e. “understand the situation well”), but he really doesn’t sound like someone who expects to be around a month from now, let alone next season.
Looking at the statement a few times, I think you can also read it as a warning to the Eagles brass. He’s saying, “Either commit to me or commit to Kolb. But don’t bring us both back to training camp.” Not sure what the implied “or else” would be, but it probably won’t matter.
Update: Jeff McLane cites multiple sources saying that Reid “hasn’t spoken to his first ever draft pick in months.” Guess McNabb doesn’t have inside information then. Although the fact they haven’t talked isn’t a great sign for McNabb staying in Philly either…