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The backup quarterback position is often overlooked…until the starter goes down that is.
During last year’s heated playoff race, we saw Michael Vick, Matt Schaub, Tony Romo and Jay Cutler suffer from untimely injuries that influenced their respective team’s postseason chances.
Since Vick has completed a 16-game schedule only once in his career, his backup, Mike Kafka, is likely to have his hand in Philadelphia’s Super Bowl aspirations.
As he enters his third year under Andy Reid’s tutelage, Kafka will be given the first shot at filling in if Vick were to get hurt.
Reports out of OTAs, according to CSN Philly, have been nothing but positive—noting that the Northwestern product has come back with more arm strength than ever.
Now, by no means, do I think he's ready to take over as the full-time starter, but Kafka is more than capable as a backup.