McNabb better than Eagles backup QBs
|Would upgrade Eagles quarterback position.|
The real evaluations come when the hitting is live. Only then do you get an idea of how a player can help - or if he can help.
And so it is with the Eagles and their quarterbacks.
What we know after the first week of organized team activities is Michael Vick has a laser arm, veterans Mike Kafka and Trent Edwards do not, and rookie third-round pick Nick Foles has more arm-strength and accuracy than the preceding two - on the OTA level, of course.
With Vick's propensity for injury, the position should have been the single biggest offseason concern for the Eagles. Give them a little credit for giving Peyton Manning a chance to say, thanks but no thanks. Now they're in a fix.
Kafka, we know about. He's just good enough to say he has a future somewhere. Edwards, I'm wondering if he's OK physically after watching him throw.
Looking at the options right now, I'd rather have had Vince Young back than any of these backup candidates. At least he won a game last year.
At this point, Donovan McNabb wouldn't be a bad idea. Jeff Garcia barely could throw during his last hitch with the Birds. He'd sure make a great consultant, though.
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