This weekend will mark the real beginning of the role reversal that is Donovan McNabb playing quarterback in Washington and Michael Vick playing quarterback in Philadelphia. It’s funny how things have come full circle again in the city of brotherly love. On draft day, the fans wanted Ricky Williams for obvious reasons, he was without a doubt the best running back to come out of college in the past decade and everyone knows that a good running game will solidify your chances of winning in the NFL.
Donovan didn’t pout; he manned up and took on the challenge winning over the majority of the people in Philadelphia and beyond. Well last year the Eagles made another unpopular move, signing free agent Michael Vick who was fresh out of the federal penitentiary. Eagle’s fans were erratic at this signing. They felt as if it was pointless since the great Kevin Kolb was waiting in the wings and he was assured to be the air apparent to a regressing Donovan McNabb.
This past summer the Eagles realized that keeping all three quarterbacks would lead to a conundrum. All were guaranteed money and it was going to be impossible to keep all three and stay cap friendly, so the Eagles started shopping the three. More calls came in for Kolb than any of the three. It made sense at the time since he is young and doesn’t already have a mega million dollar contract. Plus his youth makes his upside even brighter. The remaining calls that came in were for the aging McNabb. Not one team in the NFL called about Michael Vick. “NOT ONE.” That led Philadelphia to make a decision. Cutting Vick didn’t make sense because he was guaranteed 5 million this year. So the Eagles sent McNabb packing.