Donovan McNabb was a very good NFL quarterback in his day, but he’s even better at something else nowadays: getting people to hate him. McNabb’s mouth is the reason why he has become a very disliked guy in football circles.
He has already ruffled feathers with Robert Griffin III, and now perhaps with Matthew Stafford of the Lions.
Stafford just signed a 3-year extension that will pay him $43 million worth of guaranteed money and McNabb doesn’t. I’m not sure why Donovan has decided to count Matthew’s money, but this is where we are apparently
The deal makes Stafford one of the highest paid players in the league, which caused McNabb to speak up, according to CBS Sports. I’ve defended Donovan many times, but this is indefensible. He should’ve kept quiet here (even though he’s probably right):
“When you look at just the numbers overall, you have to think about 12,000 yards and being the youngest quarterback to reach this feat and also the things he’s been able to accomplish, you know you begin to question this.” McNabb said Tuesday night on NFL Total Access (viaMLive.com). “It’s about wins and losses again. Now, as a quarterback and as Matt Stafford, hey, I would take that contract just like Tony Romo took his contract. But is he worth top-5 money? I would have to say no. And I say that because it’s about wins and losses.
“What has he really done for the Detroit Lions? Nothing.”