Jan 29, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb watches the game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers at the Target Center. The Lakers defeated the Timberwolves 106-101. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Donovan McNabb Says Detroit Lions Matt Stafford Didn’t Earn His New Contract


On the heels of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford signing a three year, $53 million dollar extension, former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb wants everybody to know Stafford didn’t earn it.

Speaking to NFL Total Access, McNabb suggested that despite the fancy stats, Stafford has done “nothing” for the Detroit Lions.

Per MLive:

But former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb, who played 13 seasons in the league and led the Philadelphia Eagles to seven playoff appearances, says Stafford isn’t worth that kind of money.

“When you look at just the numbers overall, you have to think about 12,000 yards and being the youngest quarterback to reach this feat and also the things he’s been able to accomplish, you know you begin to question this.” McNabb said Tuesday night on NFL Total Access. “It’s about wins and losses again. Now, as a quarterback and as Matt Stafford, hey, I would take that contract just like Tony Romo took his contract. But is he worth top 5 money? I would have to say no. And I say that because it’s about wins and losses.

“What has he really done for the Detroit Lions? Nothing.”

In fairness, McNabb has room to talk given the amount of Super Bowl rings he has. Oh wait. Well crap, nevermind.

Tags: Detroit Lions Donovan McNabb Matthew Stafford

  • Chris Dominic

    McNabb has no room to talk !

  • Nathon Morris

    Hey McNabb, Maybe you can talk about the money you earned from the Eagles’ bank sitting on the injury reserve list. You and Michael Vick are the poster boys for “take the money and run”.

  • Chris Wyman

    Donovan McNabb and Tim Tebow have something in common. THEY BOTH SUCK.