Get ready Philadelphia Eagles fans, the “Michael Vick Project” is back!
Tuesday Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid announced that Michael Vick will be the starting QB Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“There’s not a thing that changed with Kevin Kolb,” Reid said. “I made that very clear from the get-go. This was all about Michael Vick and the way that he has played the game. It’s that simple. He’s played it as outstanding as any quarterback in the league to this point. That’s the important part here.”
And for most of you, you’re probably asking, well, why wouldn’t he be?
He only completed 21 of 34 passes for 284 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Eagles’ 35-32 win at Detroit. This season, Vick is 37-58, 459 yards, 3 TD and has 140 Rush yds.
Vick said this came as a surprise but nevertheless, he’s ready for the job.
“I didn’t expect it, but I won’t question the blessing from God,” Vick said. “I just have to go out and give it a 110 percent effort, and we all as professionals and as grown men have to work through it and figure out what’s the most rational way to make this work.
Coach Reid still gave Kolb fans confidence that he will play again real soon.
“Kevin is fine. It’s not an injury-related issue,” Reid said. “It’s not about judging him. He’s going to be a championship-caliber quarterback.”
Kolb said he is confident about Coach Reid’s decision for this Sunday.
“You’re obviously upset because you want to be out there and you want to battle,” Kolb said. “But I hope and I trust what (Reid is) doing is best for everybody, and that’s the only way I can approach it. I have to have a positive attitude and keep the faith and keep the faith about me being here in Philadelphia.”
The Eagles will travel to Jacksonville Sunday to play the Jaguars at 4:05 p.m. only on FOX.