The Eagles have high hopes this year. After building their "dream team" they cruised to victory over the Rams. They were leading the Falcons yesterday when Michael Vick had to leave the game with a neck injury or concussion.I personally like the new Michael Vick. I hope he is OK. Sometimes players miss extended time due to concussions. I hope he doesn't miss much time.
Mike Kafka filled in OK as the Eagles' backup quarterback, but he couldn't match Matt Ryan point for point and the Falcons' offense.Vince Young was on the bench in street clothes.
Realistically, Kafka and Young are a long way off from filling in for Michael Vick well enough to lead them to a Super Bowl victory.
Donovan McNabb never had the weapons and complements around him that the Eagles have around Michael Vick. Yet, McNabb and the Eagles went to five NFC championship games together and one Super Bowl. McNabb is signed to a reasonable salary this year.
McNabb has done a good job for the Vikings. He isn't in the same league as Brett Favre, but who is? He is a wiley vet who gives us a chance to win. He had bad numbers against the Chargers but the o-line was a sieve and the receivers could not get open. He looked better against the Bucs.
The Eagles still run the same offense that McNabb ran for years. If anyone in the entire league can swoop in and pick up the position for the Eagles, it is McNabb (or Kevin Kolb who isn't available).
If the Vikings had the opportunity to trade McNabb to the Eagles for a first-round pick, would we do it? We would probably have Joe Webb start for a few games and slowly give Ponder some reps. We could sign a third quarterback.
This is the only scenario I can think of where we would trade McNabb. Donovoan McNabb is just too valuable to the Vikings right now to consider letting him go for anything less. With McNabb at least we have a chance to win, and he gives our young quarterbacks a chance to learn the game before they expose themselves to the NFL behind our questionable line.
Hopefully this this is just idle talk and Michael Vick can make a speedy recovery.