Reid changes mind, goes with Vick as starter

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 6:47 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Just one day after maintaining that Kevin Kolb is his starting QB, Eagles head coach Andy Reid changed his mind Tuesday and announced that Michael Vick will start in Week Three.

Kolb missed the second half of Week One against the Packers and all of Week Two after sustaining a concussion in the season opener. Kolb was just 5-of-10 passing for 24 yards against Green Bay. Vick replaced Kolb, threw for 175 yards and ran for 103 yards and almost brought the Eagles back to a Week One victory.

In his Week Two start, Vick was 21-of-34 through the air for 284 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 37 yards in the 35-32 victory.

After trading QB Donovan McNabb to the Redskins in the offseason, it was assumed Kolb would be the Eagles' QB of the future.

The way we see it

This is a shocking decision by Reid, who has stood behind Kolb from the get-go. Going with Vick means that Reid must think that the veteran gives the team their best chance to win right now. Reid had to have doubts before Week One if he is going to ditch Kolb after one half of bad football.