McNabb told CSN Philly that the read-option, a large portion of the current Eagles offense, in the NFL "is just a fad." He didn't stop there unfortunately as he then commented on the number of plays the Eagles plan to run in a game. McNabb said he is "not trying to run 90 plays in a game" and that he "doesn't know if any offensive player would want to run 90 plays in a game."
McNabb isn't the only person who thinks this but now might not be the ideal time to voice his opinion on the matter. Let's think about this: Chip Kelly and his offense are popular in the city right now. McNabb's popularity fluctuated among the fanbase during his tenure. McNabb has been critical of the Eagles since his departure in 2010. There are fans who believe it is too soon to honor McNabb. McNabb will be facing the fans tonight for a ceremony to retire his number.
Taking all of that into consideration, criticizing something that the fans love at the moment is not a good idea. But I'm not surprised he is saying this though - timing was never one of his strong suits.
McNabb, 36, played 11 seasons for the Eagles leading them to a 91-62-1 record that also includes nine playoff wins. He threw for 32,873 yards with 216 touchdowns and exactly 100 interceptions while completing 59% of his passes. His 32,873 yards, 216 touchdowns, 2,801 completions, and 4,746 attempts are all franchise records while his 3,469 rushing yards are sixth-best in NFL history for a quarterback.
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