June 12, 2009 / 4:46 PM / 10 years ago

Eagles restructure final two years of McNabb contract

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb looks to pass during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship game in Glendale, Arizona, January 18, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Blake

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Philadelphia Eagles have restructured the final two years of the contract of five-time Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb, the team said Friday.

McNabb, 32, was set to earn $9.2 million this season and $10 million next season but the new deal is worth $24.5 million, with another $1 million in incentives, ESPN reported.

The Eagles reached the NFC title game last season but lost to the Arizona Cardinals, 32-25, leaving McNabb still searching for his first Super Bowl victory.

“Last year, we were just that close,” McNabb, a 10-year NFL veteran, told a news conference. “And I think we can get over that hump. I’m focused on winning the Super Bowl hopefully in these next two years. That’s got to be the main focus.

“When you get so close six times, one time to be in the Super Bowl, you feel like it’s going to happen. When is it going to happen? Well, hopefully in these next two years.”

Reporting by Steve Ginsburg in Orlando, Fla.; editing by Alison Wildey

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