Eagles

Interesting Move: Philadelphia Eagles Bench Kolb, Make Vick Starter

| by Alex Groberman

In one of the more shocking moves of this young NFL season, the NFL Network is reporting that the Philadelphia Eagles have benched Kevin Kolb and bumped Michael Vick to the starting quarterback position.

This comes only a few days after coach Andy Reid said that the team would stick with Kolb even though he was recovering from a concussion suffered in the team’s first game of the season against the Green Bay Packers.

Since Kolb’s injury, Vick surprised many with his strong play. Over six quarters of game time, Vick has thrown for 459 yards and three touchdowns. To top it off, he’s rushed for 140 yards.

Meanwhile, Kolb was particularly unimpressive during his only playing time of the season with a mere 5 of 10 passes completed prior to getting injured. His poor performance makes you wonder if the Eagles made the right decision in naming him the team’s starter before the start of the season.

Philadelphia is scheduled to play a Jacksonville Jaguars team in their next game that gave up 335 passing yards and 38 points to Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers last week.

While he’s clearly had a great little run, is Vick benefiting from a league that has forgotten how to play him? Prior to his time served, back when he was the Atlanta Falcons’ golden boy, Vick’s numbers got progressively worse as his career went on as teams planned for his unique style.

Only time will tell how the latest Vick experiment will work out.