The City of Philadelphia vs. Andy Reid: The Eagles Quarterback Controversy

November 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As there is no court that presides over coaches and their decisions, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid will have to be tried in the court of public opinion. 
Issue No. 1: Trading Donovan McNabb for a Second-Round Draft Pick to Division Rival Washington Redskins
The writing was on the wall, so to speak, when the Eagles drafted Kevin Kolb (QB Houston University) in the second round in 2007.  As soon as the draft pick was made, Andy Reid made a call to All-Pro quarterback Donovan McNabb to explain the decision to draft a quarterback so high, which is a testament to the character of the head coach.  
Kolb sat on the sidelines as the understudy to McNabb for three seasons (coincidentally the same amount of time that Aaron Rodgers played second fiddle to Brett Favre), getting spot starts when Donovan was injured or even benched. 
Coming into the last season of Kolb’s rookie contract, Coach Reid had decisions to make: (1)...

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