I have made this statement about Donovan McNabb many times.
In the history of the NFL, he is the most overrated and underrated quarterback ever. I know that is a contradiction, but it is true. With certain fans he is vastly underrated.
It is difficult to get to five NFC Championships games and a Super Bowl. McNabb did it in a 10 year period. That is amazing considering the how evenly matched teams are in the NFL.
On the flip side he is overrated, because while he did get to all those championship games and Super Bowl in the biggest moments he came up short.
So when you think of the great quarterbacks of his era starting with Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, he isn’t in that same category. McNabb though only sees the underrated part, here is what he had to say.
Donovan McNabb was back on ESPN’s first take and this time claimed that Jets quarterback Tim Tebow isn’t the most criticized quarterback in NFL history, but rather he is.
“Tim Tebow,” Bayless said, “is the most unfairly, over-criticized quarterback in the history of this league.”
McNabb quickly interjected, “Negative — I am.”
He has been criticized a lot, sometimes fairly and sometimes unfairly. One of the problems with McNabb is he only sees the negative, I have yet to seem him take any responsibility for the what happened with the Redskins or Vikings.
Sure he got a raw deal in some cases, but he has murdered a lot of gophers with those ground balls he has thrown over the years.
It will be very interesting to see what happens when McNabb is up for the Hall of Fame.