Following teammate Brian Dawkins, who said earlier in the week he wants to resign with Philadelphia. Eagles QB Donovan McNabb who had an up and down season, in which he was benched at halftime against Baltimore but then brought his team to the NFC Championship game, reiterated this week that he too would like to return to Philly.
"I want things to get taken care of, and then I won't have to answer whether I'll be back the next year. I've had to answer 20 weeks this year about coming back and last year as well. It's tiresome, but I'd rather have people asking me every year than be somewhere else. I want to be in Philly."
During a discussion with Philadelphia-area reporters, McNabb addressed a number of issues, but he knew the conversation would eventually turn to his desire to speak with Reid and Banner. Asked if he wanted a meeting to discuss a new contract, he couldn't have been any blunter.
"Everyone knows that," McNabb said. "You guys know it, and you've talked about it. We'll just leave it behind closed doors."
McNabb, who is signed through 2010, is scheduled to make $9.2 million next season and $10 million in the final year of his deal. Fletcher Smith, the agent for McNabb, said he has not yet broached the subject with the Eagles.