On Easter Sunday it was finally announced that the Eagle’s six-time Pro-Bowler, Donovan McNabb, was traded to NFC East rival, the Washington Redskins. The trade now opens the door for Kevin Kolb to become the Eagles starting quarterback. The Eagles acquired a second round (No. 37) draft pick in 2010 and a third or fourth rounder in 2011.
“He was worth more,” said Penn Manor math teacher and Eagles fan, Gary Luft.
Others believe that the Eagles decision was a good step forward.
“I think they got enough for him, I think Kolb will be a successful quarterback,” said senior TJ Richartz.
One Eagles fan thought they traded McNabb at just the right time in his career.
“I have a lot of respect for him, but he is not as good as he used to be,” said freshman Sonya Hamby.
There are some fans who think the Eagles made a huge mistake trading McNabb.
“This is a decision they are going to regret,” said sophomore Mark Raymond, “I think they are worse off without McNabb.”
Young Kevin Kolb will go into this season with only two NFL starts under his belt. In those two starts Kolb won a game and lost a game. Many have high expectations for Kolb because in both starts he threw for over 300 yards and accumulated four touchdowns.
“I’m looking forward to a fresh start with a new QB,” said Luft.
Everyone will be able to see who benefits more from this trade because the Eagles and Redskins play each other twice this season.
“I think McNabb will be more determined to beat the Eagles now,” said Richartz.
By Cody Straub and Taylor Groff