Eagles backup quarterback Michael Vick played better than starter Kevin Kolb in last week’s game against the Packers, and he played better still in today’s win over the Lions.
But Vick insists there is no quarterback controversy in Philadelphia.
“This is Kevin’s team,” Vick said on FOX after the game, via DailyPhiladelphian.com. “All I wanted to do was come out and get the momentum going. I’m sure Kevin will be back next week.”
Eagles coach Andy Reid has made clear that it is, indeed, Kolb’s team. But if Kolb struggles when he returns to the lineup, it would be hard for Reid not to consider putting Vick back under center. Vick was outstanding against the Lions, completing 21 of 34 passes for 284 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He added 37 yards on seven carries on the ground.
Last week Vick said he thought the Eagles could have won if he had played the whole game, and he may be right. Based on what we’ve seen in two games, Vick is the Eagles’ best quarterback.
But Vick is not the Eagles’ starter.