Donovan McNabb suggested the Eagles might need to look at drafting a quarterback if Carson Wentz can't stay healthy over the next couples seasons.
Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson has issues with anyone speaking bad about his team, even if it comes from a former player.
Johnson's ire came in the form of comments made by former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb who had some choice words for current signal caller Carson Wentz.
"I think in the next two, three … two years or so, he has to find a way to get in the second round, or out of the second round of the playoffs. For what Nick Foles was able to do, take them to the Super Bowl and possibly take them back to the NFC Championship [Game] proved, hey, some people can get into that offense and be very successful. He hasn’t been healthy," McNabb said on CBS Sports Radio this weekend.
"If he can’t get out of the second round, they should look to possibly draft another quarterback, because they just don’t know about his durability," McNabb continued.
Wentz's last two seasons have been cut short because of injury. Nick Foles took over and led the Eagles to the Super Bowl title in 2017 and back to the playoffs last year.
Johnson responded with a tweet and then went on 94WIP in Philadelphia to further state his case in defending Wentz.
"I feel there is a lot of envy, jealousy, and I see a lot of fakery. You would think the best quarterback in franchise history would try to build up a young man that looks up to him instead of criticizing him," Johnson said. "I felt like a lot of players, even when we were making our Super Bowl [run] didn’t want us to win. That is just how it is. That’s how the world works. People can put on a good show, a good face, but the eyes never lie."
McNabb responded with a tweet of his own, but then went on to elaborate on his comments later on Monday.
For those of you who misread, didn’t understand, were confused or just didn’t like my comments let me clarify it for you. Let me start by saying there’s no beef,riff or ill-will toward @cj_wentz or the @Eagles . My comments were strictly based off of experience and understanding— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) April 22, 2019
Of how The Business of football works. You are consistently evaluated everyday, every game and if you are reliable and or healthy enough to play. I know at times as players and fans it can be confusing to move on from a beloved player but due to the business of health— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) April 22, 2019
And trust tough decisions are usually made. Maybe people just didn’t like it because it’s coming from me or I answered a question from one of the talents on the radio the way you didn’t agree with. If that’s how you feel I’m sorry you feel that way. It’s— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) April 22, 2019
the nature of the game.
Over the last two seasons, Wentz has missed eight regular season games and all five of the postseason games Philadelphia played. He started all 16 games his rookie season.