Donovan McNabb will play at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday as the enemy for the first time in his career. Still, he said Tuesday that he expects a mostly warm reception from Philadelphia Eagles fans.
McNabb, traded to the Washington Redskins by the Eagles in the offseason, is preparing to play his former team for the first time.
“Honestly, I think I will be more cheered,” McNabb said on his weekly appearance on ESPN-980 in Washington. “No matter what the situation is, right now I’m with a different team and it’s a rival and it wasn’t my choice. We had a successful 11 years. We had a lot of exciting plays and obviously some down times, but there were more exciting things in 11 years.”
McNabb said in the interview that he hasn’t yet thought about how he will feel when he takes the field.
“I truly haven’t,” he said. “Everyone else that I’ve talked to has and rightly so.