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Jason Whitlock On Eagles, McNabb

No good deed will go unpunished: That’s the best explanation for what is happening to Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb.

McNabb embraced Philly’s acquisition of Michael Vick, and now Philly’s inability to trade/unload Vick is causing Andy Reid to strongly consider trading McNabb. If Vick isn’t on the Philly roster, Reid would keep McNabb and Kevin Kolb for one more season.

But Reid can’t justify keeping three quarterbacks. Vick would be disruptive as a third QB next season. Vick sees himself as a starter. Plus, Vick’s wildcat role with McNabb as the starter doesn’t work because McNabb is a quarterback who has to stay in rhythm.

The Eagles are going to get rid of their best quarterback to make room for their worst.

Oh how I hope this blows up and ruins the Eagles organization. Is Kevin Kolb the next Aaron Rodgers, the Favre replacement who revealed himself as a more-than-capable starter? Or is Kolb the classic, popular backup quarterback who can’t cut it when he’s the man?

I can’t answer that question. I’m a McNabb homer, and I haven’t seen enough of Kolb to know.

It’s a damn shame McNabb may not get one more year with DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Brent Celek and LeSean McCoy. McNabb spent most of his career working with a second-rate supporting cast. The one time McNabb had proper support he had a career year and the Eagles played in the Super Bowl.

Saving face on the Vick pickup is worth damaging a Super Bowl run?

I’d hate to see McNabb sentenced to St. Louis. The Rams are allegedly considering parting with the first pick in the second round to acquire McNabb.

The Arizona Cardinals are making a mistake by not making a strong play for McNabb.


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