The Eagles have a problem, but it’s a good problem to have. As Andy Reid has said in the past, the Eagles have two quarterbacks on their roster who can win football games for them. This statement is now a proven fact as Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick both account for two wins this season.
For the most part, the decision on who to start hasn’t been too much of a hassle. Both quarterbacks have gone down with injuries that have forced the other to start. No matter who has been called upon, each quarterback has been able to perform at a high level and, at the very least, give the team a chance to win the game.
Inevitably, both of the quarterbacks will be healthy at the same time, and Reid will be forced to pick who he wants “the guy” to be. It’s going to be a tough decision to make, and Reid’s decision will be judged harshly no matter which way he chooses to go.
It’s looking like Vick still won’t be healthy enough to play this week, so Reid will have plenty of time to decide what he wants to do. Kolb will get the start against the Titans, and then the Eagles will have their bye week before the Colts come to town.
Against the Titans, Kolb will look to continue his success. If he can play like he did against the Falcons and lead the Eagles to another win, it’s going to be really hard for Reid to take the start away from him against the Colts.
Reid has said that when Vick is healthy enough to play, he will return to the starting role. However, we’ve seen him do a flip flop before when he chose to continue starting Vick after Kolb returned to full health.
Another factor that should play in to the decision is the future of the Eagles. When we saw Reid go with Vick as the starter, it seemed as though it was the best thing to do to win now. However, it brought up questions about what the team would do in the future.
Vick is only signed through the end of this year, so if they decide he is their quarterback of the future, it’s going to come with a price tag.
No matter what Reid decides, the Eagles are going to have a great starting quarterback as well as a great backup quarterback. They have two different styles of play and both have been successful. Unfortunately, despite the success, one of them will end up on the bench.