11/04/2010 01:37 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Freddie Mitchell, Former Philadelphia Eagle, Says Donovan McNabb Should Have Been Benched In Super Bowl

Freddie Mitchell, former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, weighed in on Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan's decision to bench quarterback Donovan McNabb, his former teammate.

According to Tim McManus of, Mitchell said that McNabb should have been benched in Super Bowl XXXIX.

"I can only wonder what would have happened in the Super Bowl if Reid stepped up and said, 'You know what? You're playing like [expletive], you're benched.' I don't know many coaches that have the balls to do that," Mitchell reportedly said. "He was playing like [expletive] and he should have been benched. And don't say he doesn't have a record of this; he did the same thing in every single championship game."

Shanahan benched McNabb for Rex Grossman in Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions with Washington down by six and 1:45 left in the game.

Terrell Owens, another one of McNabb's former teammates, slammed him on "The T.Ocho Show" and agreed with Shanahan's decision.