While there's nothing official as of yet, quarterback Donovan McNabb should be headed to Miami to be a part of the 2010 Pro Bowl.
As a result of Minnesota's blowout win over the Cowboys on Sunday, the two quarterbacks in the NFC title game - the Vikings' Brett Favre and the Saints' Drew Brees - are both Pro Bowl selections meaning one of them will not be able to play in the all-star game because of the Super Bowl. This year, the Pro Bowl is being held in the same city as the Super Bowl – Miami – and is being played the Sunday before the Super Bowl. That means McNabb, the first alternate, is the first person in line to take the vacant spot.
When McNabb was named a first alternate in December, he was surprised because he "didn't see it happening."
"For me missing two games, or three games, or so, and the numbers that these other guys have put up, I just really didn't see it, neither did I really focus on that anyway," McNabb said. "These guys have put up some great numbers, and as a team we've done a lot of great things."
This would be McNabb's sixth Pro Bowl selection, which would tie him with Pete Pihos for fourth all-time in franchise history. Chuck Bednarik is at the top of the franchise list with eight Pro Bowl nods. McNabb was named to the NFC Pro Bowl squad for five straight years from 2000-04.
In 14 starts this season, McNabb completed 60.3 percent of his passes for 3,553 yards with 22 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a 92.9 QB rating. He also rushed for two touchdowns. McNabb missed two games after fracturing his ribs on a touchdown run in the season opener at Carolina.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 9:01 a.m., January 18