Donovan McNabb Says He's Upset About Being Benched

Wednesday October 26th, 2011

Former All-Pro quarterback Donovan McNabb says that he is, “p---ed off,” about being benched, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

"Am I p---ed off about it? Of course," McNabb told the paper. "But p---ed off to myself, knowing I could have played a lot better to help.”

Personally, I just look at what I could have done better,” McNabb continued. “But most importantly, (my role is) helping the young kid (Christian Ponder) have his confidence going on the field.”

McNabb was benched by the Vikings after just six games in his first year with the team. The 34-year-old had thrown four touchdowns and two interceptions for a quarterback rating of 82.9 in that stretch. The previous season, McNabb also struggled while playing for the Washington Redskins, and was eventually benched by head coach Mike Shanahan in favor of journeyman quarterback Rex Grossman.

Ponder, the team’s 2011 first round draft choice, threw for 219 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-33 loss to the undefeated Green Bay Packers. The rookie also gave up two interceptions in the game.  

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