The Philadelphia Eagles had themselves a rather active offseason. However, the main sticking point is that quarterback Carson Wentz is not fully healed from a stress fracture in his back, the injury that ended his 2018 season.
With this troubling news, paired with the absence of heroic backup quarterback Nick Foles, former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb unveiled a rather suggestive recommendation for the team. If Wentz is unable to take Philadelphia to the NFC Championship Game in the next two years, they should draft a new quarterback.
"I think personally if (Wentz) can’t get out of the second round in the next two, maybe three years... they should look to possibly draft another quarterback” — Donovan McNabbhttps://t.co/TmOFwV6xNy— SPORTSRADIO 94WIP (@SportsRadioWIP) April 20, 2019
After making that bold statement, McNabb felt the wrath of the Philadelphia faithful, and now a current Eagle has stepped up to the internet podium known as Twitter.
On Sunday, offensive tackle Lane Johnson tweeted directly at McNabb, saying his hot take is the reason why Eagles fans don't respect him when he returns to Philadelphia. Oh, and he solidified his dissatisfaction by using multiple "snake emojis."
@donovanjmcnabb ...and you wonder why nobody respects you when you come back!!!!— Lane Johnson (@LaneJohnson65) April 22, 2019
The Eagles have always been Wentz's team, ever since he was selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was an MVP candidate in 2017, before suffering a brutal leg injury.
The injuries prevented Wentz from participating in the playoffs, and allowed Foles to step up big time in clutch situations. However, suggesting that the team should move on from Wentz in the next two years is something that Johnson won't stand for.
Whether it was a hot take or a genuine opinion from McNabb, it's safe to say that some in the City of Brotherly Love won't welcome him with open arms anymore.