Andy Reid made quite the unusual move when he decided to trade his franchise quarterback for the last decade inside the division. Reid and Donovan McNabb spent their entire Eagles careers together so now there is a lot of question of how they will do without each other.
It’s easy to say that Reid and the Eagles will be under the microscope, but many have asked me if Reid could be fired if the team under-performs in 2010.
In his time in Philadelphia, Reid has seen a lot of success so I understand why people will be upset with a sub-par season. However, I don’t think that type of decision should be made in Reid’s first season with Kevin Kolb at the helm.
Although Kolb will be asked to step in and perform at a high level right away, it’s a lot to ask for a player who has started two games in his career. The Eagles have a tough schedule, so it makes having a good year even more difficult. Also, the team is extremely young on offense, but the potential these young guys have is unlimited.
Andy Reid has the potential in his lineup to create a team that finds even more success than the Eagles of the last decade. However, great success usually doesn’t happen over night.
When Donovan McNabb started out, he had his downfalls. However, Reid was given time to work with him and generate a great decade of football out of it.
He deserves the same chance with Kevin Kolb.