Backups or Replacements: Eagles’ Donovan McNabb Needs Swift Return

Posted: 22nd September 2009 by Gabriel Taylor in NFL
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid has been fiercely loyal to quarterback Donovan McNabb in the past, and McNabb has weathered storms before, but it seems like the Eagles are inviting drama this season. McNabb faces an onslaught of competition to maintain his 11-year reign as the Eagles’ starter. A quick return to action would help solidify his spot as his fellow quarterbacks could pad their stats in the Eagles' next two games against rebuilding teams, the 0-2 Kansas City Chiefs and the 0-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kevin Kolb, a third-year quarterback, replaced McNabb in the second half of a game last year and Pro Bowl journeyman Jeff Garcia spectacularly substituted for McNabb during a playoff run in the 2006 season. Michael Vick, another Pro Bowl quarterback, brings his strong ...

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