QB Mike McMahon - Free Agent

6-2, 210Born: 2-8-1979College: RutgersDrafted: Round 5, pick

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Game Recaps

2005 Week 2 vs SF (1 / 1 / 22 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)

McMahon came into the game for the Eagles' final offensive series late in the fourth quarter. The former Detroit Lion connected for 22 yards on his lone pass attempt.

2005 Week 10 vs DAL (2 / 5 / 14 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)

McMahon came into the game to replace the injured McNabb in the final minute of the game. He moved the ball up the field effectively, but simply ran out of time before he could get the team into field goal range.

2005 Week 11 vs NYG (18 / 39 / 298 / 1 / 1 pass, 9 / 31 / 1 rush)

McMahon started his first game of the year for the Eagles, and he looked unsure of himself for most of the first half. He scrambled often after one or two reads, and he even had trouble holding on to the ball on several occasions. McMahon fumbled three times, one as a result of a sack, but the others were either failed exchanges or just mishandling the ball. The Eagles recovered all three, but the third cost the Eagles a good scoring opportunity as they moved backwards from a first and goal at the Giants' one yard line. McMahon started by completing just two of nine passes in the first quarter, and finished the first half having completed only five of 15 attempts for 81 yards and an interception. The second half showed marked improvement, as he completed not just more passes but also longer passes. McMahon had over 200 yards passing in the second half, completing three balls for 88 yards to WR Reggie Brown and another six to TE L.J. Smith for 78 more. McMahon continued to show quickness around the pocket and scrambling abilities. He ran nine times for 31 yards, including a leap from the New York one yard line for a touchdown. McMahon also became the first player in NFL history to complete a pass to a fellow alumnus of Rutgers when he completed a pass to TE L.J. Smith.

2005 Week 12 vs GB (12 / 28 / 91 / 0 / 0 pass, 6 / 22 / 0 rush)

McMahon looked very much like an inexperienced quarterback in this game. He was out of synch with his receivers and had a number of passes batted down at the line of scrimmage. Although he was afforded time to throw by his largely inexperienced offensive line, he was unable to connect with his receivers downfield. Importantly for the Eagles, McMahon avoided making any big mistakes. He looked most comfortable when he was outside of the pocket, throwing on the run. McMahon also showed off his mobility at times, scrambling for 29 yards on four attempts.

2005 Week 13 vs SEA (4 / 10 / 61 / 0 / 2 pass, 3 / 14 / 0 rush)

In his third start as an Eagle, McMahon played miserably. In an effort to get him involved in the flow of the game early, Eagles' coach Andy Reid allowed McMahon to come out throwing. The results were disastrous. After moving the chains a couple times on the Eagles' first series, McMahon threw a strike into the chest of Seattle defender Andre Dyson. The interception was returned for a touchdown. To be fair though, WR Greg Lewis shared some blame as waited on the ball and let Dyson make the play. Three drives later, McMahon made the same mistake again, as Lofa Tatupu undercut a pass for a 38 yard interception return for a touchdown. McMahon finished with four completions for 61 yards on ten attempts and two interceptions before giving way to Detmer in the second quarter.

2005 Week 14 vs NYG (14 / 32 / 190 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)

McMahon got the start against the Giants despite his ghastly performance on Monday night. Based on his performance in this game, he may have learned something from his mistakes. McMahon made good decisions and made plays when called upon, especially late in the game. On several plays he showed off his athletic ability, scrambling away from a furious pass rush to buy time to find receivers downfield. McMahon's only big mistake in the game proved costly - he fumbled in overtime when he was hit from behind. The fumble set up a game winning field goal for New York. McMahon failed to throw a touchdown in the game.

2005 Week 15 vs STL (15 / 28 / 97 / 1 / 3 pass, 7 / 17 / 0 rush)

McMahon spent much of the game running for his life from the Rams' blitzing defense. He was sacked four times and seldom had time to look downfield for a receiver. He threw a costly second quarter interception deep in Eagles' territory that led to the Rams' single play touchdown drive. He threw two other interceptions in the game, but the Rams were unable to capitalize on either of them. McMahon finished the game with 97 passing yards on 15 of 28 completions and one touchdown.

2005 Week 16 vs ARI (12 / 33 / 151 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 21 / 2 rush)

Despite putting up good fantasy numbers, McMahon looked like a back-up quarterback thrust into a starting role, as he struggled against Arizona all afternoon. The Eagles tried to get him going early with easy short throws, but he was off with both his accuracy and timing. McMahon improved a bit as the game wore on, and generally looked to be at his best when he was able to move around in the pocket. McMahon's lone interception was a costly one, as he threw the ball right into the hands of an Arizona pass rusher. The ball was tipped, caught, and run into the end zone. McMahon had two short rushing touchdowns on the day, and threw a strike to Billy McMullen into tight coverage for his only passing touchdown of the day.

2005 Week 17 vs WAS (16 / 31 / 234 / 2 / 1 pass, 3 / 3 / 0 rush)

McMahon continued to struggle with inconsistency, mixing in high, errant throws with occasional precise passing. On one red zone series, McMahon fumbled the ball on a quarterback draw, and then tripped over his own feet for a loss two plays later while rolling to his right. McMahon threw two scores on the afternoon, both perfect balls thrown to Reggie Brown. McMahon was also in the giving spirit, as he fumbled twice, lost one, and threw an interception. He was replaced by Koy Detmer after his second fumble.