The man whom Andy Reid consulted most on making the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback change this past week?
None other than Kevin Kolb.
"I talked to one guy for two days about this, and that was the guy I was dealing with," Reid said. "I talked to [Kolb]."
As much as it surely disappointed him, Kolb accepted the switch. To remain the Eagles' starter was a no-win proposition at this time. But just because the starting job is Michael Vick's now, it doesn't mean it won't be Kolb's in the future. "He wants to be out there and he wants to play, and his day will come here," Reid predicted about Kolb.
By sticking with Vick now, the Eagles go with the quarterback who has shined early on while alleviating the pressure on the first-year starting quarterback, Kolb. It is logical. It would have been difficult enough for Kolb to follow Donovan McNabb; but to follow McNabb and the six quarters that Vick has turned in this season would have been nearly insurmountable.
Reid has taken a lot of heat, but by making this move, he has done what's best for both quarterbacks and the team. Now the Eagles can allow Kolb to step out of the spotlight and give Vick the chance he deserves. But Kolb will get his chance again, if not in Philadelphia, then someplace else next season.
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