Some people wondered how the crowd would treat Donovan McNabb in his return to Philly, but they did the right thing. The crowd cheered loudly as their former quarterback was introduced on the night the team retired his #5 jersey. Donovan had an up and down relationship with Eagles fans, who are notorious for not showing love. In the end though, McNabb owns basically all the Eagles passing records, took the team to 5 NFC championship games, a Super Bowl and overall was a winner the entire time he was with the team. Hit the jump for more.
“I appreciate everything you’ve done for me,” McNabb told the sellout crowd at Lincoln Financial Field. “No. 5 will always love you.” A chant of “Donovan, Donovan” went up, and fans held up their No. 5 jerseys. As green fireworks exploded over the stadium, a banner with McNabb’s name and number was unveiled. Philly fans seemed to appreciated all the things he did as they looked back on his career. It could be a long time before the Eagles have a quarterback on the level that McNabb was.