Freddie Mitchell: ‘If it weren’t for McNabb I would have been better than Steve Smith Sr.’

mitchellPhiladelphia, PA – Appearing on 97.5 the Fanatic, former Eagles wide receiver addressed the news of the day that Hall of Fame bound Steve Smith Sr. had officially announced his retirement.

Mitchell, who was actually drafted higher than Smith Sr. in the 2001 draft, took the opportunity to declare that he would have had a better career than the surefire hall of fame wide receiver if Donovan McNabb had not been the quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles.

“Smith Sr. had something that I never had, a stable quarterback throwing him the ball. Smith Sr. had Chris Weinke, Matt Lytle, Rodney Peete, Randy Fasani, Jake Delhomme, Vinny Testaverde, David Carr, Matt Moore, Jimmy Clausen, Brian St. Pierre, Cam Newton, Joe Flacco, Matt Schaubb and Ryan Mallett as his quarterbacks. Lucky if you ask me,” Mitchell bemoaned during his appearance.

“What did I have? Just a borderline hall of fame quarterback in McNabb. Don’t you think I would have had 13,000 more yards if Randy Fasani and Brian St. Pierre had been locked in on me during my career? Donovan is the worst and the reason I’m out of football.”

Smith Sr. caught 14,731 yards during his 16-year career. Mitchell came up just short, racking up 1,263 yards during his four-year career, only more than 13,000 yards less than Smith Sr.

At press time, Mitchell said the chemistry between him and Trent Green in 2005 when he played for the Kansas City Chiefs for the preseason before being cut was “electric,” and if he had made the roster he surely would have had over 20,000 receiving yards by the end of his career.


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