Former Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb threw out the first pitch Saturday at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Make sure you tune into the Cubs vs Marlins game tonight, I will be there cheering my squad on.I will also be throwing out the first pitch.
— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) July 4, 2015
DONOVAN MCNABB IN THE HOUSE! Favorite QB of all time! pic.twitter.com/Qf2jUH86mi
— Tyler Kenney (@Tyler_Kenney) July 4, 2015
The living legend Donavon McNabb with the first pitch at Wrigley pic.twitter.com/SRxxrbOEYy
— Will Bobek (@will_bobek2) July 4, 2015
McNabb, 38, is a native of Chicago who retired from the NFL after the 2011 season. He reached six Pro Bowls during his career, all with Philadelphia, before being traded to Washington in 2010 for two draft picks.
From Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, who marked the four-year anniversary of the trade last year by taking a look back:
McNabb later was benched for Rex Grossman, and the Redskins traded McNabb to the Vikings after the 2011 lockout ended. His stint in Minnesota was even less memorable.
The two trades resulted in the Eagles selecting safety Nate Allen in the second round of the 2010 draft. He has appeared in 59 of 64 regular-season games, with 54 starts.
The fourth-round pick in 2011 was shipped to the Buccaneers in exchange for a pair of fourth-round picks, one in 2011 and one in 2012. With the 2011 pick, the Eagles selected linebacker Casey Matthews. The 2012 fourth-rounder was traded to the Texans for linebacker DeMeco Ryans, who has started every game during his two years with the team. Matthews, who began his rookie season as a starter, was benched after three games but nevertheless has appeared in all 48 of his career regular-season games.
But the Redskins did get something positive out of it.
The Redskins, who got the short end of the first McNabb trade, did well with the second McNabb trade, landing the sixth-round pick that became running back Alfred Morris.