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Donovan McNabb has officially hung up his uniform and called it quits as a Philadelphia Eagle, following the signing of his one-day contract with the team yesterday. I grew up with this man as my quarterback and couldn’t be happier that he chose to retire as an Eagle. He certainly received his fair share of flak from us during his tenure with the team, but I think we can all agree that his time with the Eagles was a fun time for all of us. He may have never won the big one but he captained many deep playoff runs and was the face of the franchise for many years. I think he is easily one of the greatest Eagles of all time and am ecstatic that he came back home to retire.
Just a few days into training camp and the Eagles are already down a star player. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who led the team in receiving yards during the miserable season that just passed, was injured during a 7-on-7 drill.
This offseason, newly hired head coach Chip Kelly has been keeping many of his plans for the upcoming season very close to vest. The only real training development that has surfaced is Chip’s infatuation with sleep monitors and proper dieting, which hardly satiates the fans’ desire to know what the Chip regime will look like. We want to know how the offense is going to operate, what schemes the defense is going to unveil, and especially who will be starting under center. Since Chip hasn’t let on much about who will be the starting quarterback, let’s reason through the possibilities for the upcoming season.
Rookies and quarterbacks reported to the NovaCare Complex for the start of training camp today, marking the beginning of the first camp during the Chip Kelly Era. The Eagles won't be holding camp at Lehigh this year, opting instead to stay at home to train. The camp should have a few interesting battles and see some situations play out.