3 Donovan McNabb 2004
After campaigning for and getting a stud receiver for the first time in his career, Donovan McNabb showed the football world that the Eagles now had the pieces to make a Super Bowl run. He broke out of the gates quickly with T.O. as his main weapon and put together a marvelous season that fell one pass short of the Lombardi Trophy.
Winning 13 of his first 14 starts, Donovan and company stated their case as the team to beat in the NFC and a worthy rival of the defending champion New England Patriots. Personally, he set several team records along the way to leading the Eagles to the most wins in team history.
McNabb assembled his finest season with a 104.7 rating, completing 64% of his passes for 3,875 yards– all new team records. If not for playing only one series the last two weeks of the season after the team clinched the no. 1 playoff seed, "Number 5" may have approached 4,500 yards passing for the season. He also tossed 31 TD's with a paltry 8 interceptions, and rushed for 220 yards with 3 TD's.
Although his future with the team is currently in doubt, the oft discussed QB has already made his mark as the best signal caller in Eagles history. Despite still looking to win the big one, McNabb has strung together many noteworthy seasons, but 2004 was one for the ages.
Passing: 300-469, 3,875 Yards, 64.0%, 31 TD, 8 INT, 104.7 QB Rating
Rushing: 41-220 yards, 5.4 Avg, 3 TD