Former Eagles TE Chad Lewis: ‘I’d Vote McNabb in HOF, He Carried Weight or Organization on His Shoulders’
Former Eagles tight end Chad Lewis called in and talked with Mike Gill and Todd Ranck about his time spent with the now retiring Donovan McNabb.
Lewis was with McNabb from the very beginning in 1999 until his retirement in 2005, although he spent one season in St. Louis with the Rams.
Lewis was a 3-time Pro Bowler and that's mostly because of McNabb, but Lewis had nothing but glowing things to say about the quarterback.
"If it was up to me he'd get in, but that's out of my control," Lewis said.
McNabb led the Eagles to four straight NFC Championship games and reached the Super Bowl in 2004. He later led the team back to the NFC Championship game in 2008, but lost to the Cardinals.
"He carried the weight of the organization on his shoulders, did you hear me? He carried the Eagles on his shoulders."
Lewis also said McNabb was a great teammate to play with and a player who always kept things loose on the field.
There was a time when the Eagles were playing the Buccaneers and John Lynch was coming on the blitz and McNabb pointed it out to his offensive lineman in a joking manner.
"Me and guys on the offensive line just started busting out laughing," Lewis recalled.
McNabb is set to retire as an Eagle in September.