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Kafka moves to No. 2 in Philly

Mike Kafka, John Abraham AP

The Thursday PFT Live “to-do” list for the Eagles recommended that the team sign a veteran backup quarterback.  Not long after that, the Eagles signed Trent Edwards.

Maybe we should have been more specific.

Regardless, Edwards appears to be the veteran backup on whom the Eagles will rely, even if he won’t truly be the backup.  Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com reports that Mike Kafka will enter the season as the No. 2 quarterback, and that Edwards will be No. 3.

In the short term, it means that Vince Young won’t be back.  In the long term, it’s not clear what this means.  Frank’s item indicates that the depth-chart decisions have been made, even though offseason workouts don’t even start until April.  If the Eagles thought highly enough of Edwards to sign him now, they surely would at least consider the possibility that he’ll be able to leapfrog Kafka.

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15 Responses to “Kafka moves to No. 2 in Philly”
  1. chocolatebaconbutter says: Feb 24, 2012 4:45 PM

    Dream Team.

  2. marvsleezy says: Feb 24, 2012 4:53 PM

    No, he will not leap frog Kafka or anybody else for that matter.

  3. NoHomeTeam says: Feb 24, 2012 5:04 PM

    Kafka?

    This whole thing is getting surreal.

    [smacks self upside the head] Sorry, just couldn’t be helped.

  4. EJ says: Feb 24, 2012 5:06 PM

    Edwards will be lucky to make it through training camp.

  5. deadeye says: Feb 24, 2012 5:08 PM

    One down and one to go for Kafka.

  6. runtheball says: Feb 24, 2012 5:09 PM

    They can’t cut VY he is Hall of Famer.

  7. moneymike23 says: Feb 24, 2012 5:22 PM

    Can’t believe they gave Vince Young $4 million just to be a back up.

  8. jenniferxxx says: Feb 24, 2012 5:29 PM

    Arizona … hurry. For a #2 pick you can get Vince Young.

  9. tennesseeoilers says: Feb 24, 2012 5:53 PM

    I am an elite quarterback.” ~ Vince Young, after the 2010 season

  10. bleedgreen says: Feb 24, 2012 5:55 PM

    Vince Young signed a 1 year contract. After Andy and Marty gave up on trying to rebuild him because he wasn’t smart enough in week 7, you knew that he wasn’t going to be back.

  11. tonyromoisterrible says: Feb 24, 2012 6:12 PM

    Edwards?? When is the last time he took a snap? The shmeagles are truly reaching here. Vick won’t play more than 10 games next year, and has to retire due to too many concussions.

  12. jakek2 says: Feb 24, 2012 6:29 PM

    That whole team is a number 2.

  13. realfootballfan says: Feb 24, 2012 9:12 PM

    The better question would be why? They need to be looking for an upgrade because he wasn’t even an adequate backup when he got a chance to play this past year.

  14. skulman7 says: Feb 24, 2012 9:22 PM

    Anyone who saw Kafka play last year knows he’s at least capable of being an adequate backup. They were just not ready to make him 2nd string in his 2nd year in the NFL and West Coast offense. I still think they’ll draft someone to develop in the later rounds (especially with their surplus of picks). I’ll be surprised if Trent is still with the team on opening day

  15. skulman7 says: Feb 24, 2012 9:23 PM

    I also wouldn’t mind the Eagles drafting Kafka’s replacement at Northwestern, Dan Persa, in the later rounds of the draft. Has the potential to be a great project QB for the west coast offense with his accuracy and mobility.

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