Donovan McNabb backtracked Monday after he said over the weekend that the Philadelphia Eagles should move on from quarterback Carson Wentz if he can't lead the team out of the second round of the playoffs.
"For those of you who misread, didn't understand, were confused or just didn't like my comments let me clarify it for you," McNabb wrote in a series of tweets. "Let me start by saying there's no beef, riff or ill-will toward (Wentz) or the (Eagles). My comments were strictly based off of experience and understanding of how the business of football works.
"You are consistently evaluated (every day), every game and if you are reliable and or healthy enough to play. I know at times as players and fans it can be confusing to move on from a beloved player but due to the business of health and trust tough decisions are usually made."
Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson tweeted at McNabb on Sunday after his initial comments about Wentz aired on "The Zach Gelb Show."
Wentz is rehabbing from his second season-ending injury in his first three years with Philadelphia.
A torn ACL and LCL cut his 2017 campaign short, which allowed Nick Foles to lead the Eagles to their first Super Bowl win. Wentz returned in Week 3 this past season but lingering back issues shelved him with three games remaining.