Michael Vick against Kevin Kolb is a debate that will be widespread until Vick comes back from his injury and either proves he's back at full strength or isn't what he used to be.
When Vick does come back, even more questions will need to be asked as far as who is the better guy to lead the Philadelphia Eagles deep into the playoffs.
Is Vick the right guy, or should Kolb be given the chance to continue the run until he can't go any longer?
That's what we'll debate, and I'll put my two cents into what should be an interesting battle between these two quarterbacks.
Michael Vick has been down this road before with the Atlanta Falcons. This team needs a quarterback that has been there and done that.
Just because Kevin Kolb hasn't been there doesn't mean he can't get the team there. He's performed well so far, with five touchdown passes and averaging 160.8 yards per game.
When you come up against a guy like Michael Vick, everything changes. Defense looks at things a different way with a guy like this under center.
Kevin Kolb doesn't have the mobility to beat a blitz on the ground. Making him leave the pocket and forcing him to make a decision will put him at a disadvantage.
If the Eagles can get into the playoffs and they have their pick of the two quarterbacks, Michael Vick is going to be on top of their list if they want to get to the big dance.
Kevin Kolb throwing for less than 200 yards per game and not putting up the kind of performance that Vick can put up gives the team fewer options.
In nine fewer pass attempts, Vick has just five fewer passing yards (799) than Kolb (804) and has six touchdowns without a single interception, whereas Kolb has five and two respectively.
When you expect someone to do what only someone else can do, that's a lot of pressure for one quarterback.
When you need a big play, the guy you want calling those plays or calling the audible is a guy that will be able to make things happen once he has the ball in his hands.
When the game is on the line, you want to be able to look at your leader on the field and know he can get you into either field-goal range for a game-winning kick or all the way down the field for a score.
If you've ever seen Michael Vick thrown the football, you know it looks effortless when he connects with his receiver 40 or 50 yards down the field.
When you have little time on the clock, you want a guy who can move the ball down the field with very little effort.
Kolb may not be able to get you down the field 50 yards at a time, but getting the short passes and picking up 12 to 15 at a time will bring the same result.
If you've ever seen Michael Vick leave the pocket, you know that there are few defensive backs and linebackers that can catch him once he's in the open field.
While Kevin Kolb might not be the speed demon that Michael Vick is, he at times has more patience in the pocket to find his open receivers.
When you've been through what Michael Vick has been through, it tends to make you appreciate things more.
Maybe that has brought him down to size and made him realize what he needs to do to get to the top of the NFL mountain.
Kevin Kolb will need to learn on the job. That's not always a bad thing.
Whether or not Michael Vick is 100 percent healthy, he's still as dangerous as any quarterback in the NFL when he's on the field.
If you need a different look, lining Vick up out wide and bringing Kolb in at quarterback could be a definite threat as the season goes on.
If used at the right time, it could be a momentum changer.
When the fans have faith in you, you know you've done enough on the field to earn that. When it comes playoff time, it's the one thing you want in your corner, especially at home.
Whoever the skeptics might be, whoever doesn't think Kevin Kolb can do a good enough job to get the Eagles deep into the playoffs—maybe now is a good time to start believing.
Sure, he's no Michael Vick, but he could be good enough to lead this team to right where they want to be.
Kevin Kolb has held down the fort while Vick has spent time on the shelf with an injury, but once Vick is ready to return, it should be his job to take over.
As the long term solution, if the Eagles really want to get deep into the playoffs, Michael Vick is the guy that is going to lead them through every step.
He provides the better options and the bigger threat to each opponent—and that's what each team, each winning team, needs.