When Donovan McNabb was traded to the Redskins, we all knew Andy Reid would get to stand behind his new golden boy, Kevin Kolb, and prove that he made the right move. More importantly, Kolb would be able to prove the nay-sayers wrong by leading his Eagles past McNabb and the ‘Skins. However, things have changed dramatically since we had all of those thoughts.
After being so heavily vested in Kolb leading his team, Reid made the switch to Michael Vick after just two games into the 2010 season. Vick played both well in a relief effort and as the full-time starter. While Kolb “continues his maturation process,” Vick will look to lead the team to the playoffs and beyond.
Now that the Kolb-McNabb match-up has been put on the back burner, we will be looking at two Vick-McNabb match-ups this year. The two are both big play quarterbacks. We’ve seen McNabb make some big plays with his arm over the years in Philadelphia. Last week, we saw Vick do much of the same.
We’ve also seen both of these guys have a lot of success making plays with their feet over the years. I think they both are capable of doing so now but prefer to make plays with their arm first. Vick can still run with the best of them and I think McNabb still has a lot of talent with his feet although he’s older and we don’t see him do it as much anymore.
I think it’s easy to pinpoint a lot similarities between the two quarterbacks taking the reins this week. However, only one of them will be able to escape Sunday with a win.