McNabb: Great things ahead for Wentz, Eagles

Eliot Shorr-Parks
June 07, 2019 - 7:26 am

Only one other person in the history of the Eagles' franchise knows how quarterback Carson Wentz feels right now -- and that is Donovan McNabb. 

Back in 2002 the Eagles signed McNabb to a 12-year, $115 million deal that at the time was the biggest in NFL history. After Wentz signed his own record-setting deal on Thursday, McNabb tweeted out congratulations to the team's new franchise quarterback. 

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While a player tweeting out words of encouragement to another player is not especially noteworthy, McNabb sending a tweet towards Wentz is considering the offseason the two have had. McNabb created a media firestorm earlier this offseason when he said that Wentz needed to starting winning now or the team needed start coming up with a replacement plan. 

"I think in the next two years or so (Wentz) has to find a way to get out of the second round of the playoffs. What Nick Foles was able to do taking them to the Super Bowl ... proved that some people can get into that offense and be very successful. (Wentz) hasn’t been healthy, he hasn’t really proven to me besides the year before he got hurt and the first year of really (being) an MVP candidate," McNabb said back in April on CBS Radio. "He needs to get back to that mode. I think personally if he can’t get out of the second round in the next two, maybe three years. Really two years to be honest with you, if they can’t get out of the second round, they should look to possibly draft another quarterback because you just don’t know about his durability.”

McNabb caught plenty of heat for those comments from both the fans and Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson, who basically accused him of being jealous of Wentz. McNabb didn't backtrack on those comments during a follow up interview on 94WIP. 

"Do I need to apologize for anything?" McNabb said. "Absolutely not."

Now, after Wentz has been handed a massive new contract, McNabb believes there are great things ahead. 

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