Andy Reid Names Michael Vick the Starting QB

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid has changed his mind, and has named Michael Vick the starting quarterback.

Reid will hold a 6:30pm ET conference call to discuss the issue, which appears to be a permanent switch.

The Eagles traded longtime quarterback Donovan McNabb and named Kevin Kolb the starter entering training camp. Like Vick and rookie Mike Kafka, Kolb had a pedestrian pre-season, completing just 52.8% of his 53 pass attempts for 324 yards and an interception.

Kolb started the season-opener against the Green Bay Packers, completing 5-of-10 passes for 24 yards. Kolb was sacked three times and exited the game with a concussion which kept him out of the starting lineup last week against the Detroit Lions.

Vick took over for Kolb against the Packers, and went 16-of-24 for 175 yards and a touchdown, adding 103 yards with his legs. Vick was 21-of-34 for 284 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while using his legs to run for 37 yards in the Eagles' 35-32 win over the Lions on Sunday.

Kolb was cleared to return to action this week, and on Monday, Reid named him the starter against the Jacksonville Jaguars this week.

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