Naming The Starter Too Early Hasn’t Worked Out Well For The Eagles.

Posted July 26, 2013

After the Eagles traded McNabb to the Redskins the starting job had be handed to Kevin Kolb at that very moment. Most fans were just as livid over the fact McNabb was traded and that Vick wasn’t given a chance to compete. Reid stuck to his guns through training camp, preseason, and the start of the season. Then once Vick got into the game he lit it up for at least 8 games. Reid didn’t offer Vick a chance to compete for the job, but Vick was at the time HUNGRY to start. The next season Vick was the unquestioned guy and during practice, preseason, and the regular season struggled to play as well as he did the year prior, but there wasn’t any legit challenge to unseat him as the starter. The next season again Reid makes Vick the unquestioned starter in practice, but this time in preseason Vick gets injured twice, and in comes Foles who performed well in those games. Didn’t matter Vick was the guy regardless. The team went through a wave of uncertainty and both quarterbacks struggled all season. Now that brings us to today. Why is it better to simply name a starter when history has shown it hasn’t worked for the Eagles? Why should Kelly rush to name a starter when his options aren’t elite? The truth is none of these quarterbacks are good enough to simply hand the job to. None of them have proven they can take the Eagles to the next level. As such they are on the same field of competition. Win the job or be benched.  

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