Sometimes the starting quarterback is not ready and the team does not know. But when the backup comes in because of injury and performs well they finally realize, "Wait a second, This guy is the real deal".
Here is a list of some situations like that in the NFL.
Made: Sep 13, 2010
Note: This is just for fun. Please no disturbing comments.
Kevin Kolb played outstanding in relief for former-starting QB Donovan McNabb (Greatest Philly QB of all time, 1-0 with Washington) with 700 yards passing and 4 TD's in two games last year with a record of (1-1).
But did not hold on the hope for the game vs Green Bay.
He finally got showed why you should hate to be in Philly, with Boo's coming every where on his first possession. I know why by completing just 5 of 10 passes for 24 yards in the first half before getting injured.
Predicted 2010 record with Kolb: 7-9
Predicted 2010 Stats with Kolb: 3,400 yards, 22 TD's, 14 Int's, 171 yards, 1 TD
The crowd stopped booing when this Vick came in.
Michael Vick looked like the old '05 and '06 Vick which would avoid tacklers with his legs and bomb that ball deep when he needs to. He has veteran experience. He has become a better pocket passer and still can run, I mean RUN!
He took over and gave every one hope again by passing for 175 yards and a 17 touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin and rushing for 103 yards on the ground. Also, at halftime they were down 13-3 and ended up losing 27-20.
Predicted 2010 record with Vick: 9-7
Predicted 2010 Stats with Vick: 2,800 yards, 21 TD's, 10Int's, 1,016 yards, 8 TD's.
Andy Reid said again that if Kolb was healthy enough he would play Sunday and that there was not a QB controversy between the two. But is that true? Remember he said McNabb would not leave Philly. And wait what happened? McNabb left Philly and is now having a good career with Washington.
I think that Vick is the most ready to lead this team and should start. But Kevin Kolb should also just sit one more year to learn the ropes because he is not ready.
By: Mal Sully, Redskin's Writer, NFL Analyst