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Donovan McNabb Retires After 13 Seasons

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    Quarterback Donovan McNabb retired Monday after playing for three teams over 13 NFL seasons.

    Of course, one of those seasons was spent with the Washington Redskins, who acquired the six-time Pro Bowler in April 2010 in exchange for two draft picks.

    It surely was a season to remember for all the wrong reasons, so recall with me now McNabb's "greatest" hits as a member of the Washington Redskins.

    OK, really.

    Oct. 31, 2010: Trailing the Detroit Lions with less than two minutes left, Coach Mike Shanahan benches McNabb in favor of Rex Grossman, in what he believed "was the best scenario for us to win." Grossman fumbles on the very first play and Ndamukong Suh returns it 17 yards for the touchdown. It is just the second time in McNabb's career that he is benched.

    Nov. 15, 2010: The Redskins reaffirm their faith in McNabb by re-signing him to a five-year, $78 million extension. Later that day, the Redskins are embarrassed on Monday Night Football in a 59-28 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in which the latter sets a franchise record for most total yards in a game (592) and points in a half (45). Philadelphia leads 28-0 after the first quarter and 35-0 after the first play of the second. McNabb throws three interceptions.

    Dec. 17, 2010: Shanahan taps Grossman as the starter for the rest of the season, relegating McNabb to the third-string position. 

    May 12, 2011: A report surfaces that McNabb refused to wear a wristband suggested by Shanahan to remember plays, citing that it would be bad for his image.

    July 27, 2011: The Redskins trade McNabb to the Minnesota Vikings for two sixth-round draft picks.

    Yeah, it's no wonder that McNabb is retiring as an Eagle.


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