Kafka (3), Edwards (11), and Foles (9) are all competing for the #2 job.
As sexy as starting jobs are in today's NFL, the role of the backup quarterback is extremely important to these Philadelphia Eagles.
Why? Because the starting quarterback is the oft-injured Michael Vick.
The Eagles made sure to increase the competition for Mike Kafka this year by bringing in Trent Edwards and drafting Nick Foles. Both of those were good moves.
While Edwards' rust has moved him to the No. 4 spot, the race between Foles and Kafka is just heating up as they share second-team reps and show off their arms.
Foles and Kafka are both young, which means age won't mean much as they compete for the spot. What can, however, affect things is their past performance.
In limited time last season Kafka was okay, completing an impressive 11-16 passes for 107 yards but throwing two interceptions and zero touchdowns. He single-handedly lost the first game against New York with those two picks, and wasn't able to hold off the Falcons in Week 2 either.
The one thing he has going, though, is that he knows the offense better than any of the three candidates.
Foles, on the other hand, is coming off of a pretty good senior season at Arizona where he completed 69.1 percent of his passes for 4329 yards, 28 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. His accuracy left a little to be desired, especially on deep balls over the middle.
His arm strength and game awareness were above average, however, and that's most likely what got Andy Reid interested in him as a possible project to replace Vick.
Both have their strengths, both have their weaknesses, and of any job out there this one is sure to be the most interesting.
Likely Outcome: Nick Foles gets the No.2 spot, Kafka is relegated to the No.3 job, and Edwards is released after one or two preseason games.