AP reports, “Donovan McNabb had the same reaction most fans had when the Philadelphia Eagles selected quarterback Kevin Kolb with their first pick in last month’s NFL draft”:
“It was shocking,” McNabb said Tuesday in an interview on WIP-AM radio.
Speaking publicly for the first time since the draft on April 28-29, McNabb downplayed the perception he’s upset the Eagles selected his eventual successor.
The five-time Pro Bowl quarterback also said his rehab is going well following surgery for a torn knee ligament and he expects to play in the preseason.
“When you draft somebody at the position you’re in, of course you have questions of ‘What does that mean?”‘ McNabb said. “The most important thing for me is to make sure I’m healthy and 100 percent and get back out there competing and do the right thing on the field.”
McNabb met with coach Andy Reid soon after the draft, but wouldn’t reveal details of their conversation.
Fortunately, Jonathan Last has the exclusive–and rather salty–transcript…