Kevin Kolb impressed the Eagles enough in two starts last season to allow them to make the decision to trade long time franchise quarterback Donovan McNabb within the division to the Washington Redskins, a bold move considering the success McNabb has had with the Eagles.
Kolb has not looked spectacular in the preseason, but will get to start the season at home against a Packers secondary that will be without one of last years starting corners, Al Harris, who will be starting the season on the PUP list, and will be starting rookie third-round pick Morgan Burnett at safety.
The Packers do, however, have two Pro Bowlers in the secondary in safety Nick Collins and reigning Defensive Player of the Year Charles Woodson.
The fans in Philadelphia can be a tough on their players and teams, McNabb never really seemed to win over the city completely because, despite numerous championship game appearances, he was never able to bring home the Lombardi Trophy. Kolb will have a lot of opportunity to showcase his arm in Andy Reid's pass-happy offense, but if this team falters under his leadership, Eagles fans may wonder if the McNabb era came to an end too soon.