With Donovan McNabb listed as doubtful for the Philadelphia Eagles Week 2 game against the New Orleans Saints, Kevin Kolb will likely start for the team at quarterback. The 26-year-old out of the University of Houston has played in eight games during his three years with the Eagles.
In those eight games, Kolb is 24-for-45 for 167 yards and four interceptions. To say that he has gotten off to a slow start in his NFL career would be an understatement.
McNabb, who broke a rib in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers, could miss multiple weeks. If he does, there will be a lot of options for the Eagles. In addition to Kolb, the team has Michael Vick available as of Week 3. Also, Jeff Garcia has been signed and Garcia has was very successful with Philadelphia during a recent stint.
Given the fact that the Saints are a high-powered offense, the Eagles will need good play out of Kolb if Philadelphia is to improve to 2-0. If he struggles, his hold on the backup job at quarterback would come into question.