Everything, of course, except a Super Bowl ring. And despite a love-hate relationship with Philly that often spun like a rusty turnstile, McNabb would have preferred to have woken up from his nap with the world still in order. He didn't want to win his first title anywhere but the city he represented at six Pro Bowls, five NFC title games and a Super Bowl, and where he holds every significant team passing record. McNabb and Andy Reid had been together longer than all but three quarterback-coach pairs in modern NFL history. "Eleven years," McNabb admits, "isn't something you can forget over a week, a day, a night."
Not that he wants to. He declines to detail any particular reveries of vengeance (of his return to Philly on Oct. 3, he says simply, "I'm looking forward to it"), but he will mention another text, this one from Peyton Manning. What did it say? "More or less," McNabb says, calmly, "it was, 'Make 'em pay.' If they're willing to go out on a limb and do that, make 'em pay."
In other words: Make sure the Eagles and their fans never forget Donovan McNabb.