The Eagles will be without wide receiver DeSean Jackson, tackle Jason Peters, and defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley this Sunday in Tennessee, as expected.
Andy Reid made it official on Friday, and said Michael Vick is probable with his rib injury. Reid wouldn’t say, however, whether Vick would be the No. 2 or No. 3 quarterback. (Probable means “virtual certainty” to be ready. If he’s ready, how could he be behind Mike Kafka?)
“I can throw the ball full strength,” Vick confirmed Friday in comments we watched on Eagles Live! on the team’s website.
Reid is using Vick’s injury as a crutch for his quarterback decision this week, but admitted he expected Vick to be “full go” when the team comes off their bye in Week Nine. Vick recognized it’s possible he may not be the starter then.
“Whatever my role is, whatever I’m asked to do, I’ll do it. I’m a total team player,” Vick said. “It wouldn’t be hard [being the backip]. I’d continue to prepare.”
It’s quite possible this will be the first legitimate two quarterback rotation we’ve seen in a while, with the Eagles going with the hot hand. Of course, the Titans defense has a good chance to cool off Kolb in Nashville Sunday.