He hasn't even thrown a pass as a Washington Redskin yet, but that didn't stop about 200 fans from showing up to the downtown D.C. Borders bookstore to see Donovan McNabb on Tuesday.

While he isn't necessarily known for his writing, the former Eagles quarterback was there along with executive director of the NFL Player's Association DeMaurice Smith to sign copies of the book "NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters," in which they both wrote essays.

McNabb's excerpt (which is only 170 words long) talks about preventing violence against women and his protective nature with the women in his own family.

But, before the signing, McNabb chatted with reporters about his new football family.

"I love the D.C. area and I want people to understand that we're going to give it all that we have," McNabb said. "We're looking for some good things to happen this year and to happen right now."

Fans can see McNabb in action at the first training camp practice Thursday at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va.

Contributed by Jesse McLean