Orton or McNabb? We'll take Orton

With Donovan McNabb getting benched by the Eagles on Sunday, speculation about McNabb's next team began before the Eagles loss to the Ravens was over. He is a franchise quarterback and a Chicago native. He would seem to be a perfect fit for the Bears who always seem to be shaky at the quarterback.

McNabb has a career quarterback rate of 85.3, and has skills as both a passer and a rusher. He is 7-5 in the postseason, though his winning has fallen off as of the past few years and the Eagles last playoff appearance was in 2006. McNabb is like one of Chicago's most beloved quarterbacks, Jim McMahon, in that he is injury prone. He once played on a broken ankle and tore his ACL in 2006.

The Bears' quarterback drama has quelled this season as Kyle Orton has settled into the starting role. Save the one game he missed because of a sprained ankle, he has been perfectly competent as the Bears starting QB. Though he hasn't had any great plays like McNabb's famous 4th and 26, his play had brought the Bears to a tie for first place in the NFC North.

At the beginning of the season, if McNabb was available to the Bears, I would have thrown a tantrum if Chicago didn't pursue him. Now, it seems that Kyle is our quarterback and that's just fine with me.

Thanks to Mouthpiece Sports.

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