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For Immediate Release
April 4, 2010

Redskins make rare intra-division trade for six-time Pro Bowler

LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have acquired Donovan McNabb from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for their second pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and a draft choice in the 2011 NFL Draft.

"Donovan is an accomplished quarterback who has been a proven winner in the National Football League,” Redskins Executive Vice President/Head Coach Mike Shanahan said. “I have long admired his competitiveness and feel he will be an outstanding addition to the Redskins and our community. He knows our division and the roadmap to success in the NFC East. He will set a high standard of excellence and we are very excited to welcome Donovan to the Washington Redskins."

McNabb, 33, played in 148 games with 142 starts during his 11 seasons in Philadelphia. While with the Eagles, McNabb earned six Pro Bowl appearances (2000-04 and 2009) and completed 2,801-of-4,746 passing attempts (59.0%) for 32,873 yards, 216 touchdowns, 100 interceptions and a quarterback rating of 86.5. McNabb also added 573 rushing attempts for 3,249 yards (5.7 avg.) and 28 touchdowns.

He currently has the third-highest winning percentage among active quarterbacks (83-45-1, .647) behind Peyton Manning (119-59-0, .669) and Tom Brady (88-25-0, .779).

Since entering the NFL in 1999, McNabb ranks third in completions (2,801), third in passing yards (32,873), fourth in passing touchdowns (216), 14th in quarterback rating (86.5) and third in passes of 25 or more yards (273). McNabb also holds the best interception percentage in NFL history (2.1%) among quarterbacks who have played in 75 or more games.

In addition, McNabb has the second-best touchdown-to-interception ratio of all time, (209-96, 2.18) behind New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (217-92, 2.36).

The 6-2, 240-pound McNabb, is one of six players in NFL history with at least 25,000 passing yards and 3,000 rushing yards (Randall Cunningham, Steve Young, Fran Tarkenton, Steve McNair and John Elway).

In 2009, McNabb started 14 games, completing 267-of-443 passing attempts (60.3%) for 3,553 yards, 22 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a quarterback rating of 92.9.

McNabb was named NFC Offensive Player of the Year in 2004 when he set career highs in yards (3,875), touchdowns (31), completion percentage (64.0%) and quarterback rating (104.7) while leading the Eagles to an NFC Championship and an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIX. He also became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for more than 30 touchdowns and fewer than 10 interceptions in a season (2004).

While in Philadelphia, McNabb led the Eagles to five NFC Championship games while setting franchise records in passing attempts, completions, passing yards and passing touchdown and was named to the Eagles’ 75th Anniversary Team.

McNabb was originally selected by the Eagles in the first round (second overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft.

McNabb, played collegiately at Syracuse where he was a four-year starter at quarterback and was named the Big East Conference’s offensive player of the decade (1990s), Big East offensive player of the year three times (1996-98), and first-team all conference quarterback in each of his four seasons. McNabb sett the Syracuse and Big East career records for touchdown passes (77), passing yards (8,389), total offensive yards (9,950) and total offensive plays (1,403). He also set school records in yards per game (221.1), passing efficiency (155.1) and yards per attempt (9.1).

McNabb was born on Nov. 25, 1976.

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