By Joseph Santoliquito
Philadelphia, PA (CBS) —He’s known as “5” and it’s a number that won’t be worn again by another Eagle. It will be his, always his, Donovan McNabb’s number. His former teammates were there for him at the NovaCare Complex on Monday, like he was there for them throughout his career.
Donovan McNabb made it official today by retiring as an Eagle—and Eagles’ owner Jeffrey Lurie made it official saying the team will retire McNabb’s No. 5 when the Birds host Andy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs on the nationally televised September 19 game.
“A special day, a special day,” said McNabb, a six-time Pro Bowler who holds almost every significant passing record in Eagles’ history. He took the podium holding his emotions in check, after heart-rending testimonies by Brian Westbrook and Brian Dawkins.
“It’s an honor to be mentioned with the likes of Reggie White, Jerome Brown, Chuck Bednarik, Tommy McDonald, Brian Dawkins, and all of the others who paved the way for me and my former and current teammates. It’s truly an honor to be inducted in the ring of honor.”
KYW Newsradio’s Ed Benkin interviews Donovan McNabb (runs 2:46)…