Andy Reid has named Michael Vick the starter, not just for this week, but for the rest of the season(for now at least), despite saying Kolb would start once healthy. Kevin Kolb, we were told, has passed all of his concussion tests and even practiced with the scout team over the weekend and all signs point to him being healthy.
It is not known, just yet, why the Eagles stuck with Vick, but it is said to be a “football decision”. Vick threw for 175 yards and one touchdown and ran for 103 yards in a 27-20 season-opening loss to Green Bay. He had 284 yards passing and two TDs in a 35-32 win at Detroit on Sunday. He posted back-to-back 100 point QB ratings for the second time in his career.
Whether the coaches realized Kolb would die with this offensive line, or they realized they can’t ask the team to put their careers on hold to wait for this kid to develop, Vick is just playing too well and I believe they are a contender for the division with Vick at the helm.