Weaver wants McNabb to remain in Philadelphia

Eagles FB Leonard Weaver (left) would like QB Donovan McNabb on his team for another year. (Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press)

At this point, who knows what will happen with Donovan McNabb and whether or not the Eagles will trade him? But if the quarterback does indeed prefer to remain in Philadelphia, it doesn’t hurt to have some of his teammates speak up in support.

Enter Pro Bowl FB Leonard Weaver, who became the first Eagles player to publicly weigh in on McNabb’s situation during a Monday afternoon appearance on SIRIUS NFL Radio.

“I’m surprised,” Weaver said of the trade rumors swirling around McNabb. “Let the man go ahead and play the last year of his contract out. … Not a knock on (backup QB Kevin) Kolb, but I would love for Donovan to come back for another year so we can try to win it all.”

The Raiders and Bills are considered to be the front-runners for McNabb, who reportedly prefers the Vikings if the Eagles decide to trade him. The Rams and Cardinals have publicly denied interest in McNabb.

A source told The Associated Press on Thursday that the Eagles want a top-42 pick in next month’s NFL draft to trade McNabb, a six-time Pro Bowl selection.

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