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First Eagle To Wear 5: G/T Joseph Kresky (1933-35)
Most Recent Eagle To Wear QB Donovan McNabb (1999-2009)
QB Donovan McNabb (1999-2009)
With names like Randall Cunningham, Ron Jaworski, Sonny Jurgensen and even Norm Van Brocklin, the Eagles have had their fair share of talented signal-callers in their 81-year history as an NFL franchise. But there have been none greater than Donovan McNabb.
Eagles fans know the story well. The team selected McNabb with the second overall pick in the 1999 draft, an unpopular decision at the time. But by the time his career with the Eagles had finished, McNabb had led the team to the playoffs nine times, including four consecutive NFC Championship Game appearances and the franchise's first trip to the Super Bowl since the 1980 season.
McNabb's 32,873 career passing yards are the most all-time by an Eagle, as are his 216 touchdowns and 2,801 completions. He also has the top two single-game passing yardage records as well as four of the top five single-season completion totals. No. 5 started appeared in 148 games for the Eagles, the most of any quarterback in team history. He made dazzling play after dazzling play, becoming the face of the franchise during the early 2000s, arguably the most successful decade the Eagles have ever seen.
In 11 seasons with the Eagles, McNabb made the Pro Bowl six times. In Week 3 of the 2013 season, the Eagles raised the No. 5 into the Lincoln Financial Field rafters, honoring the greatest quarterback to ever wear Eagles green.