Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb plans to officially retire in September as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, he said on his NBC Sports Radio show Monday night.
No announcement has come from the Eagles, but McNabb said it could happen in Week 3, when his former head coach, Andy Reid, returns to Philadelphia with the Kansas City Chiefs.
"I will retire as an Eagle and I look forward to that opportunity and that day," McNabb told ESPN Radio 97.7 FM in Syracuse.
The 36-year-old led the Eagles to four NFC Championship Game appearances and Super Bowl XXXIX before leaving the team before the 2010 season. He played for the Washington Redskins in 2010 and the Minnesota Vikings for part of the 2011 season before being released.
He sat out the 2012 season, and joined the NFL Network in September.
McNabb is the franchise leader in completions (2801), passing yards (32,873) and passing touchdowns (216).
"I have nothing but love for the Philly fans, even the ones who were highly criticizing me or opinionated in any way," he told ESPN 97.7 FM. "I can't get upset at them because my job is to get out on the field and be productive. That's what quarterbacking is all about."
Over the weekend, McNabb also announced that Syracuse would retire his No. 5 jersey on Nov. 2, though the school hasn't confirmed that.