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Donovan McNabb

Joining NFL Network

... as a Broadcaster

9/5/2012 10:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It seems Donovan McNabb's playing days are over ... TMZ has learned the quarterback has inked a deal to join the NFL Network as a broadcaster.

TMZ spoke with McNabb's rep Mark Lepselter who confirms McNabb has officially signed on ... adding, "He is going to be a part of their 'Playbook' show, as well as other platforms on the network."

We're told McNabb will tape the show in both New Jersey and Los Angeles.

Lepselter says Donovan is serious about his new gig ... telling us, "[Broadcasting] is something  that he is going to devote 100% of his attention to."

"With that said, he does have some other areas in his life that he wants to pursue in this next phase ... business interests ... real estate in particular."

McNabb had a helluva 12-year career on the field -- starting with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1999 and ending with the Minnesota Vikings in 2011.

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Been Bitten By The Coo Coo Bug     

We need to get Tiki Barber, Ted Williams and Mike Tyson too. Call it the stooges sports reports.

725 days ago
2.

DavidLemley    

Sweet deal for the rest of the NFL Network! I hear McNabb's mom cooks a mean Chunky Soup!

725 days ago
3.

DopeLikeCoke    

Well if you can't win a ring...

725 days ago
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No comment    

I was wondering who would pick him up. He should do well on the NFL network. BTW- Just like that Honey Boo Boo show, some of the former players on the NFL network needs subtitles to understand what they are saying.

725 days ago
5.

cass    

Over-rated QB. He sucked. Always had an excuse.
Terrible decision to make him a caster as well.

725 days ago
6.

magica    

Good luck to Donny Mac!

725 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

What do you mean you think his playing career is over. It was over 5 years ago. There is one thing about Donovan, he always has that unsmart look on his face.
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Phishie from Philly

725 days ago
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kerrplunk    

Just hope he's a better talker.

725 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

There's a water boy opening for he Eagles.
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Phishie from Philly

725 days ago
10.

wtf?    

No one will be able to understand that mumbles is saying. When he speaks, he sounds like he has tampons stuck up his nose. I'll grab the remote when he comes on.

725 days ago
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Throwback kid    

At least he doesn't speak ebonics, the NFL Network has so many ex players that butcher the english language with their bad grammar and ebonics that unless they put sub-titles on the screen it is impossible to understand what they are saying? Imagine going on a job interview and saying "We was and They is" and actually getting the job? The NFL Network should make these ex players take a course to learn how to speak standard english

725 days ago
12.

jayman419    

I always liked McNabb, but then the Eagles aren't my team. He would have been better off with limited play time in a back-up role. He has a hella low turnover rate, which is pretty much all you want in a "game manager" type set-up.

725 days ago
13.

lbs    

Spy Gate, was 1 misfortune in a quandary of problems... Eagles(TO!) & Jim Kelly's Bills all had good runs at Superbowls but being outta shape #1...5 NFC East titles 0 SB rings..."Oh that's your cousin, YOUR FIRED!!!! "

724 days ago

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