THE EAGLES FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK.

Posted July 22, 2013

USUALLY while there are millions of wrong ways to do something, there are only a handful (or fewer) of right ways to do that same thing.

If you WANT a franchise QB, you GO GET a franchise QB. However our F.O. keeps trying to bring in a franchise QB's on the cheap. After a couple of seasons where Donovan McNabb missed time time with injury, and also realizing that he wasn't getting any younger, the GM (at that time Tom Heckert) drafted Kevin Kolb 36th overall in the in 2007.

It was said that Kolb's drafting was just looking ahead, and that he wasn't brought in to unseat McNabb. That turned out to be true. No sportswriter seemed under the illusion that Kolb was a franchise QB, but he was seen as a solid one and not a bad addition. However the handwriting was on the wall: The time to start thinking about McNabb's replacement was here. It wasn't coming, it was here.

2008, 2009 we don't draft another QB. And why would we? We already had McNabb and Kolb. Besides, we signed Michael Vick in 2009 as a Wildcat operative/reclamation project/future trade bait/, (but not a franchise QB or even our future starter). It was said REPEATEDLY that ours was a QB situation worthy of envy. 

Then stupid things started to happen and it all fell apart.

2010 saw us trade McNabb to the Redskins, as we handed the reigns to Kolb and drafted in the 4th round 122nd overall, Mike Kafka. This put our QB situation at: Kolb/Vick/Kafka. None of which were seen as a franchise QB. Kolb lost his job to Vick (due to injury) and would subsequently be traded to the Arizona Cardinals in 2011.

In 2011 we drafted no QB. We went into that season behind Vick/Kafka and Vince Young. Again, no franchise QB. Just 2 reclamation projects and a 4th rounder.

Last year we added Nick Foles (3rd round #88), and this year Matt Barkley (4th round #98)

Let's review!

Since 2007 our big QB additions were: a 2nd rounder, a 3rd rounder, two 4th rounders, and two Free Agents. And not ONE or them was talked about as being a franchise level QB when we added them. Not one. Even though we KNEW we had to replace a franchise QB, we made no move to GET ONE. 

Now there's an argument about whether we should see which of the players on the roster MAY BE a franchise QB. And therein lies the joke. It would be a race to find the turtle who does the best cheetah imitation. The problem isn't the TURTLES, it's the idiots who decided to stage the contest. 

BOTTOM LINE: We have no franchise QB. 

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jason Kidd to be named general manager of Bucks

USWNT romps Japan 5-2 to win third Women's World Cup title

Report: JPP 'severely injured' hand in fireworks mishap

Blatter: European politicians helped Qatar land World Cup

Report: Cavs considering trading for Joe Johnson

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Andrew Quarless found hiding in plant after firing gun

Odell Beckham: I don't want to be known only for 'the catch'

Borland on retirement: Health 'more important' than money

Three NBA teams that improved most early in offseason

Adam Eaton gets 4th of July surprise from brother

Clippers in talks with JaVale McGee, Amar’e Stoudemire

2015 All-Star starters announced, featuring four Royals

WATCH: Jake Marisnick makes fantastic running catch

WATCH: Carlos Gomez leaves gum, note for Billy Hamilton

Kansas to wear new USA jerseys after request from FIBA

What can the Saints expect from CJ Spiller in 2015?

Isaiah Thomas trolls Kings after Rajon Rondo signing

Kosta Koufos agrees to deal with Kings

Report: Blues in trade talks about Kevin Shattenirk

Report: Gregg Popovich plans to fulfill five-year contract

4-Star LB commits to Kentucky, zings Louisville

Clay Buchholz not worried about trade rumors

All hope isn't completely lost for this year's Milwaukee Brewers

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

2015 All-Star starters announced

JPP injured in fireworks mishap?

Odell Beckham doesn't want to be known for 'the catch'

Russell Wilson 'would definitely consider' playing for Mariners

Solo, Rapinoe among USWNT stars up for World Cup awards

LBS on Sports Jeopardy! Here's how how it went

College football's 35 most patriotic helmets

A brief history of non-star All-Stars

With Love retained, the Cavs can take care of LeBron

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans

Obama Administration: Change name if Redskins move to D.C.

Deciding what the All-Star Game means

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.