Amid talk of differing opinion in the front office and given a stunning 180 by the Panthers on their own proclaimed starting quarterback, Eagles coach Andy Reid declared on Friday that Donovan McNabb’s position at the top of the depth chart remains secure.
“I haven’t changed my opinion,” Reid told Mike Missanell of 97.5 The Fanatic, via Sheil Kapadia of Philly.com, “and I don’t think [president Joe Banner and G.M. Howie Roseman] have either. . . . Donovan’s our quarterback.”
Ask what would occur if a team were to offer a first-round pick for McNabb, Reid said, “I’ve got the greatest situation in the National Football League. I’ve got three quarterbacks that I know can start and have
started and done well so I’m not in any hurry to get rid of any of
these quarterbacks at all.”
Reid also said that “there’s a pretty good chance” all three of the quarterbacks will return, which means that Mike Vick won’t get his wish to be shipped to a team that either doesn’t have a starter or does have uniforms he deems sufficiently cool.
Still, none of them are signed beyond 2010, which remains a curious development.