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Donovan McNabb rips into Nick Foles ahead of Eagles' opener

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Donovan McNabb has never really got over the fact that he was let go by the Philadelphia Eagles after the 2009 NFL season.

The former Eagles dual-threat signal caller was the leader for the Eagles throughout their successful seasons in the noughties.

But McNabb was a nearly man, having appeared in four straight NFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl without lifting the Lombardi Trophy.

Huge criticism

These days, the 37-year-old has taken on the Eagles version of Brett Favre. Of course, Favre is well known for criticizing the Packers, and now McNabb is following suit by ripping into current Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.

“I can’t answer that, but if I had to give a take, I would say no,” McNabb told ESPN regarding whether or not Foles is a franchise quarterback. “I think what he will do, he won’t do what he did last year, that just won’t happen. I see him being maybe a 25-touchdown, 8 to 10 interception guy.”

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Foles responds in kind

McNabb's comments are unfortunate for Foles when you consider the fact that the third-year player had an immense season in 2013. With a quarterback rating of 119.2, Foles threw for 27 touchdowns with only two picks. But rather than get angry about one of his predecessors comments, Foles showed calm beyond his 25 years, and simply explained that everybody is entitled to their own opinion.

“Everybody’s entitled to their opinion,” Foles responded. “I haven’t earned anything yet. Like I said, it’s a week-to-week thing. It always will be. My job’s to go out there and play to the best of my ability. I haven’t earned anything yet. Maybe when I’m done with football totally, I’ll look back and see something, but no.”

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