What they’re saying about the Donovan McNabb trade

Reactions to Sunday’s trade of Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins:

"Anyone selling a house in Washington?" — McNabb, via Twitter

"We thought this was the best for Donovan and the compensation was right. We surely took into consideration Donovan’s feelings." — Eagles coach Andy Reid

"Donovan is an accomplished quarterback who has been a proven winner in the National Football League. I have long admired his competitiveness and feel he will be an outstanding addition to the Redskins and our community. He knows our division and the roadmap to success in the NFC East." — Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, in a statement

"I’m really excited about my future with the Washington Redskins. I’m eager to work with coach (Mike) Shanahan. He’s been a very successful coach with a couple of Super Bowl victories on his resume. White it has been my goal to win a Super Bowl in Philadelphia, we came up short. I enjoyed my 11 years, and we know we shared a lot more good times than bad." — McNabb, in a statement

"Donovan knows how to win football games. The Redskins’ confidence level has to be going through the roof right now." — Former Eagles QB Ron Jaworski, now an ESPN analyst

"Welcome to our newest teammate to D.C. Really excited about what Coach (Mike) Shanahan and (general manager) Bruce Allen are doing to help us compete for a championship." — Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall, via Twitter

"That’s one thing that definitely caught me off-guard was him staying in the division and being able to face him twice a year. I know when it’s time for us to play him, he’ll go out there and give it his best shot to go out there and beat us." — Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, to ESPN

"In his voice I heard a lot of enthusiasm. And you know, he may not be exactly like me, but I could hear he had a little revenge in that voice, too. And he wants to go to the Eagles and show them that they made a mistake. … He’s very excited. He said ‘It’s time to play ball, cuz.’ Then he said that the Eagles had been trying to dog him, but the Redskins got involved and they made the move." — Former Redskins running back Brian Mitchell, after speaking to McNabb, to Comcast SportsNet

"Are (the Redskins) a better team with Donovan? Absolutely. But again, we’ll be there a couple Sundays with them and we’ll see. Kevin (Kolb) now needs to go prove that and be Kevin Kolb and not Donovan McNabb. He needs to make his own mark and be his own man there. That is something that will be a great challenge for him." — Reid

"Donovan McNabb was more than a franchise quarterback for this team. He truly embodied all of the attributes of a great quarterback and of a great person. He has been an excellent representative of this organization and the entire National Football League both on and off the field. I look forward to honoring him as one of the greatest Eagles of all-time and hopefully see him enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton one day." — Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, in a statement

"McNabb’s been a great quarterback for a long time. I’m just happy he’s able to move on and we’re able to move and we know what to look for now. … Everybody on the team has been talking about, talking about — the three quarterbacks were the topic of conversation." —Jackson, to ESPN

"This was a very tough decision. Donovan McNabb represented everything a football player could be during his 11 seasons in Philadelphia. He carried this organization to new heights and set a high standard of excellence both on and off the field. We thank him for everything he did for this football team and for this city." — Reid

"There’s a lot to look forward to. Kolb is in a great situation, to be this young and have a great opportunity with the team we have. I’m just ready to move on and get things going. … I see (Kolb) with a lot of potential and am excited." — Jackson, to ESPN

"He’s a proven winner. Looking at Mike Shanahan, he knows the success he had with John Elway in John’s later years. His last two years, he wins two Super Bowls, and I think he’s looking at that same possibility with Donovan McNabb. Although Donovan is not the guy that will run around as he did as a young kid, he’s still very mobile. So I think instantly this offense gets credibility, they can go and try to bring some people in to help him, and the receiver corps he has here is probably better than what he’s ever had [in Philadelphia] up until they got DeSean Jackson up there. … I think it’s a major steal and it’s a great day for the Redskins….I think the Philadelphia Eagles made a major mistake by letting him get away." — Mitchell, to Comcast SportsNet

"Donovan is the ultimate professional. He has an incredible work ethic and has been an integral part of our success. Over the years, Donovan has always carried himself with a great deal of dignity. He’s an excellent role model for young men and women from across the region. In my mind, he’ll always be remembered as one of the greatest Eagles of all time." — Eagles president Joe Banner, in a statement
 
"My respect for the Redskins is at an all time (post Joe Gibbs glory days) high. I believe again. Can’t wait to see how it all unfolds." –Former Redskins cornerback Darrell Green, via Twitter
 
"Great for him. Must be a relief for d to play in a city that wants him." — Emmitt Smith, via Twitter
 
"the mcnabb trade just shows u it doesnt matter how much u have done for a franchise when they are done with u they are done" — Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes via Twitter
 
"Does adding mcnabb to portis johnson and Parker make washington The team to beat in the NFC east?" — Jerry Rice, via Twitter
 
"Welcome our newest teammate to DC. Really Excited about what Coach Shanahan and Mr. Allen are doing to help us compete for a Championship!"  —Hall, via twitter
 
"McNabb got traded to the Redskins?! and they have to face him twice a yr..nt smart philly" — Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey, via Twitter

Reactions to Sunday’s trade of Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins:

"Anyone selling a house in Washington?" — McNabb, via Twitter

"We thought this was the best for Donovan and the compensation was right. We surely took into consideration Donovan’s feelings." — Eagles coach Andy Reid

"Donovan is an accomplished quarterback who has been a proven winner in the National Football League. I have long admired his competitiveness and feel he will be an outstanding addition to the Redskins and our community. He knows our division and the roadmap to success in the NFC East." — Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, in a statement

"I’m really excited about my future with the Washington Redskins. I’m eager to work with coach (Mike) Shanahan. He’s been a very successful coach with a couple of Super Bowl victories on his resume. White it has been my goal to win a Super Bowl in Philadelphia, we came up short. I enjoyed my 11 years, and we know we shared a lot more good times than bad." — McNabb, in a statement

"Donovan knows how to win football games. The Redskins’ confidence level has to be going through the roof right now." — Former Eagles QB Ron Jaworski, now an ESPN analyst

"Welcome to our newest teammate to D.C. Really excited about what Coach (Mike) Shanahan and (general manager) Bruce Allen are doing to help us compete for a championship." — Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall, via Twitter

"That’s one thing that definitely caught me off-guard was him staying in the division and being able to face him twice a year. I know when it’s time for us to play him, he’ll go out there and give it his best shot to go out there and beat us." — Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, to ESPN

"In his voice I heard a lot of enthusiasm. And you know, he may not be exactly like me, but I could hear he had a little revenge in that voice, too. And he wants to go to the Eagles and show them that they made a mistake. … He’s very excited. He said ‘It’s time to play ball, cuz.’ Then he said that the Eagles had been trying to dog him, but the Redskins got involved and they made the move." — Former Redskins running back Brian Mitchell, after speaking to McNabb, to Comcast SportsNet

"Are (the Redskins) a better team with Donovan? Absolutely. But again, we’ll be there a couple Sundays with them and we’ll see. Kevin (Kolb) now needs to go prove that and be Kevin Kolb and not Donovan McNabb. He needs to make his own mark and be his own man there. That is something that will be a great challenge for him." — Reid

"Donovan McNabb was more than a franchise quarterback for this team. He truly embodied all of the attributes of a great quarterback and of a great person. He has been an excellent representative of this organization and the entire National Football League both on and off the field. I look forward to honoring him as one of the greatest Eagles of all-time and hopefully see him enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton one day." — Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, in a statement

"McNabb’s been a great quarterback for a long time. I’m just happy he’s able to move on and we’re able to move and we know what to look for now. … Everybody on the team has been talking about, talking about — the three quarterbacks were the topic of conversation." —Jackson, to ESPN

"This was a very tough decision. Donovan McNabb represented everything a football player could be during his 11 seasons in Philadelphia. He carried this organization to new heights and set a high standard of excellence both on and off the field. We thank him for everything he did for this football team and for this city." — Reid

"There’s a lot to look forward to. Kolb is in a great situation, to be this young and have a great opportunity with the team we have. I’m just ready to move on and get things going. … I see (Kolb) with a lot of potential and am excited." — Jackson, to ESPN

"He’s a proven winner. Looking at Mike Shanahan, he knows the success he had with John Elway in John’s later years. His last two years, he wins two Super Bowls, and I think he’s looking at that same possibility with Donovan McNabb. Although Donovan is not the guy that will run around as he did as a young kid, he’s still very mobile. So I think instantly this offense gets credibility, they can go and try to bring some people in to help him, and the receiver corps he has here is probably better than what he’s ever had [in Philadelphia] up until they got DeSean Jackson up there. … I think it’s a major steal and it’s a great day for the Redskins….I think the Philadelphia Eagles made a major mistake by letting him get away." — Mitchell, to Comcast SportsNet

"Donovan is the ultimate professional. He has an incredible work ethic and has been an integral part of our success. Over the years, Donovan has always carried himself with a great deal of dignity. He’s an excellent role model for young men and women from across the region. In my mind, he’ll always be remembered as one of the greatest Eagles of all time." — Eagles president Joe Banner, in a statement
 
"My respect for the Redskins is at an all time (post Joe Gibbs glory days) high. I believe again. Can’t wait to see how it all unfolds." –Former Redskins cornerback Darrell Green, via Twitter
 
"Great for him. Must be a relief for d to play in a city that wants him." — Emmitt Smith, via Twitter
 
"the mcnabb trade just shows u it doesnt matter how much u have done for a franchise when they are done with u they are done" — Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes via Twitter
 
"Does adding mcnabb to portis johnson and Parker make washington The team to beat in the NFC east?" — Jerry Rice, via Twitter
 
"Welcome our newest teammate to DC. Really Excited about what Coach Shanahan and Mr. Allen are doing to help us compete for a Championship!"  —Hall, via twitter
 
"McNabb got traded to the Redskins?! and they have to face him twice a yr..nt smart philly" — Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey, via Twitter

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