Donovan McNabb said on his NBC Sports Radio show on Monday that he will officially retire as an Eagle this fall and that the team suggested he do it on Sept. 19 when former coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs visit Lincoln Financial Field.
The Eagles did not comment on the matter. Attempts to reach McNabb on Monday evening were unsuccessful. He first told a Syracuse radio station earlier in the day that he would retire as an Eagle, although that has always been the plan.
The former Eagles quarterback has not played since 2011.
McNabb, 36, was in Syracuse over the weekend for a board of trustees meeting at the university. He found out then that Syracuse plans on retiring his No. 5. No Eagles player has wore that number since McNabb was traded to the Redskins in April 2010. It is not clear as to whether the Eagles intend to retire his number.
McNabb played one season in Washington and the next year in Minnesota. He started only six games for the Vikings before he was benched for the remainder of the season. He did not play last season and focused on his television and radio broadcasting career.
Drafted second overall by Reid in 1999, McNabb spent 11 seasons with the Eagles. The team reached five NFC championship games and one Super Bowl during his tenure. He holds Eagles passing records for yards (32,873) and touchdowns (216).
When Brian Dawkins retired as an Eagle last April, McNabb attended and intimated that he, too, hoped to end his career in the same fashion.