Sunday, September 19, 2010
Eagles' Kevin Kolb likely back Week 3
ESPN.com news services
Michael Vick's time as the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback may be short.
Eagles coach Andy Reid told reporters before Sunday's game that Kevin Kolb will be the Eagles' starter next week against Jacksonville, barring complications.
Vick started at quarterback for the first time since the end of the 2006 season when he was playing for Atlanta against Philadelphia. He missed two seasons while serving an 18-month sentence for his role in a dogfighting operation and played sparingly last year.
The electrifying athlete was 21-of-34 for 284 yards with two TDs, ran for 37 yards and avoided losses with spin moves and slick steps.
Even though Vick seemed to do enough to make it tough to put him back on the bench, Reid said it won't be difficult to turn him back into a part-time player.
"We've got more plays for him than we did a year ago, so he'll be on the field," Reid said. "It isn't going to be five or six plays this year."
Kolb suffered a concussion in the second quarter of a Week 1 loss to the Green Bay Packers. At the time of his departure, Kolb was just 5-of-10 for 24 yards. Vick completed 16 of 24 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown in relief. He also ran for 103 yards.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.