Philadelphia Eagles Missed Chance To Start Mike Kafka

January 4, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Back in August while observing the Philadelphia Eagles, both in camp as well as during preseason games, I was impressed by the young man out of Northwestern. Mike Kafka made some smart plays in his brief time behind center in the preseason, leading the Eagles to a nice come-from-behind victory. My initial reaction to his performance: this kid has a higher ceiling than Kevin Kolb.
Not taking anything away from what Kolb accomplished this season—he has potential to be a serviceable quarterback in the NFL. However, Kafka showed more poise than I've seen out of Kolb so far in those few quarters he played.
With Mike Vick playing so well, I do not see a scenario in which the Eagles do not retain his services for 2011 (if there is a 2011 to be had). Kolb played well enough to trade for a solid second or third round draft pick in his few starts this season, and there should be a market for him.
So why shouldn't the Eagles have played Mike Kafka yesterday against the Cowboy...

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