Count Eagles first-string quarterback Kevin Kolb among those who support Eagles second-string quarterback Michael Vick.
“He’s one of my better friends on the team,” Kolb said of Vick, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I love him.”
Kolb says he and Vick have been texting in the weeks since Vick’s dogfighting co-defendant Quanis Phillips was shot outside Vick’s birthday party, and he says he thinks people are wrong to assume the worst about Vick.
“I just told him that it was unfortunate what he had to go through,” Kolb said. “I just said, ‘If there’s anything I can do, whatever is I don’t care, just holler.’ And, of course, he said, ‘I appreciate it.’”
Of course, this isn’t something Vick “had to go through.” It’s something Vick is going through because he, at a bare minimum, decided to have a party that he acknowledges he never should have had, which was attended by someone he’s prohibited by law from associating with.
But considering that Vick’s teammates unanimously selected Vick as the recipient of their Ed Block Courage Award last season, it should come as no surprise that they’re continuing to support him now, with Kolb leading the way.
“I think people misunderstand Michael a little bit,” Kolb said. “They don’t understand how good of a guy he is.”