PFT – “Making it to the NFC Championship is not easy, and I think they’re starting to see that right now, that getting to the playoffs and going to the NFC Championship consistently, it’s just not that easy,” McNabb said on Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia. “There are teams right now who have winning records, like the Atlanta Falcons, they’ve done it for so many years, and they get to the playoffs and all of a sudden they’re one-and-done.” McNabb says it’s foolish to judge a quarterback harshly just because he never won a Super Bowl. “Myself, Dan Marino, there are a lot of quarterbacks who have gotten to that point and just haven’t been able to bring it home,” he said. “People want to make it look like you have nothing to show for it. Well we have a lot to show for it.”
Yeah, Don, we get it. You’re the Eagles all-time best QB who feels he never got ample respect and you’re using the team’s recent shittiness as leverage to increase your own value. We all get it.
The problem is that things like “respect” and “just due” aren’t earned by hindsight bragging about yourself in comparison to a current catastrophe. That’s not how opinions are swayed. If you set out to do something and didn’t do it, you can only brag about how close you got for so long. The more you talk about how great it was that you got to (and lost) 3 straight NFC Championships, the more the fans of Philadelphia and America in general will hate you. Why? Because it’s pathetic. And desperate. And shows who you truly are: a bitter old me-first quarterback who always hid behind polite dishonesty and “saying the right thing”.
You were a really good quarterback, Five. Great, at times. But the more time that goes by and the more effort you put into polishing your Super Bowl-less legacy the sadder you look in the eyes of everyone. Chill out and stop humblebragging.