Eagles Owner On McNabb Trade: “Can’t be risk averse”

The third part of the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s excellent running series “The Deciders” focuses on owner Jeffrey Lurie.

While much of the piece goes over Lurie’s background and how he lost his father at the age of nine, the usually reticent Eagles owner discussed Donovan McNabb’s depature publicly for the first time.  He didn’t have to be convinced by his football brass to make the move.

“Maybe this won’t work out,” Lurie said. “Maybe it wouldn’t have worked out if we kept Donovan. But you can’t be risk-averse. You can’t be. I think I surround myself with people who are not risk-averse. I’m not risk-averse at all. We’re all really confident, but [if] for any reason it [doesn’t] work out, then we keep prioritizing that position and go after it.”

It sounds like Lurie admired the Rams’ decision to go for Sam Bradford over McNabb quite a bit.

“St. Louis, they may have gotten the ideal player by being a terrible team,” Lurie said. “Sometimes it pays off. That’s how we got Donovan.”

[via PFT]


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