With McNabb stats were always a bonus. The most important thing to #5 and the thing he did best was winning. The stats followed the victories. Combined the winning and the statistics made it easy to claim that McNabb was a top-5 NFL quarterback. Such a claim was on the money...in the past.
Top-5 QB would be a BIG stretch in defining McNabb at this point. Is it him, the coaching, the system, the play-calling, or the make-up of the team? Probably a little bit of each. Regardless, at this point McNabb is struggling just to be a top 4 QB in his own division.
We all know the Eagles are in the NFC East basement, so McNabb is no longer winning (in the big picture this is probably more Reid's fault). McNabb is also losing in the stats when compared to the other NFC East QBs:
- Romo: 64% completion, 2559 yards, 21 TDs, 8 Int, QB Rating of 103.2
- Manning: 62% completion, 2624 yards, 19 TDs, 8 Int, QB Rating of 91.3
- Campbell: 63.6% completion, 2560 yards, 10 TDs, 4 Int, QB Rating of 87.8
- McNabb: 59.7% completion, 3030 yards, 18 TDs, 10 Int, QB Rating of 84.8
The stats equal McNabb being last in completion percentage, interceptions, and QB rating. He is also ranked 3rd in TD passes and grabs #1 in passing yards.
There are 4 games left in the season for McNabb to start winning. With the wins will come the stats. With both will come talk about being of the NFL's best again. Time for McNabb to step-up...it begins tomorrow!
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