Michael Vick: Asking Eagles Fans What If They Started Kevin Kolb Instead?

Bryn Swartz@eaglescentralSenior Writer IIIDecember 6, 2010

The Question:

What would the Eagles’ record be if Kevin Kolb had started all season instead of Michael Vick?

And where would you rank Kevin Kolb among NFL quarterbacks?

 

The Answers:

Me:

I think Kevin Kolb is judged way too harshly, simply because he isn’t Michael Vick.

I don’t think we would be 8-4 if we had Kevin Kolb starting this season, but I believe we would be 7-5.

I just think we would be winning closer games.

I also think Kolb would have had the opportunity (and would have succeeded) on a late fourth quarter game-winning drive or two, which would have made him a fan favorite.

Kolb shows lots of promise and potential.

He would have thrown more interceptions than Vick this season, but he wouldn’t be fumbling twice a game (which conveniently doesn’t hurt Vick’s passer rating).

I believe that he is about the 15th or 16th best quarterback in the NFL right now.

 

Luther Broughton, Former Philadelphia Eagles Tight End, 1999-2000:

I’m not sure.

Kolb started out slow, but lit Atlanta up like a Christmas tree. 

I’d say Vick gives us at least two more wins than Kolb based on his mobility, considering the average play of our O-Line in the pass game.

It’s hard to rank Kolb based on less than six career starts.

Not fair to him or anyone, for that matter.

I would say he’s not below 20.

He will be a solid starter in my opinion.

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