We are all familiar with the Eagles’ early season struggles. Interestingly, moost of the ire from the fans seems directed at the coach and porous defense, not the quarterback. That’s saying something when you consider that over last decade, if the Eagles lost, for whatever the reason, the finger was always pointed at one position–quarterback.
Still, Michael Vick shouldn’t get a free pass here. Despite compiling impressive statistics, both on the ground and through the air, he has battled injuries and a problematic tendency to turnover the football.
And given this awful start, it’s only natural to wonder what would have happened had the Eagles not traded Donovan McNabb, or Kevin Kolb.
What if they were here right now? Would it matter?
Believe it or not, no. It wouldn’t. In fact, all three of these quarterbacks with Eagles ties have struggled–Kolb and Mcnabb, even moreso, for that matter.
The combined record of the three is an abysmal 3-12, good for a .200 winning percentage.
Here’s a quick look at the stat lines of each:
Michael Vick has completed 105 of 169 passes (62.1 percent), for 1336 yards, eight touchdowns, and seven interceptions. He’s also carried the ball for 318 yards.
Kevin Kolb has completed 101 of 172 passes (58.7 percent), for 1281 yards, five touchdowns, and six interceptions. He’s rushed for 26 yards.
Donovan McNabb has completed 75 of 132 (56.8 percent), for 849 yards, four touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. He’s rushed for 59 yards and a touchdown.
Interestingly, these numbers accurately represent the styles of each of the quarterbacks: Vick is explosive, but erratic, McNabb doesn’t turn the ball over, but can’t making anything happen, and as for Kolb, well, he sucks.
Just wanted to check in with that little nugget.