In his closing press conference to the 2009 season, head coach Andy Reid acknowledged that the Eagles have a logjam at quarterback heading into next season. Reid said that Donovan McNabb will be his starting quarterback in 2010, and McNabb joins Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick in a loaded position group. In a league that has increasingly become defined by quarterback play, Reid said that the Eagles' gluton of signal-callers is an advantage.
"I am very fortunate because there are a lot of head coaches who aren't getting these questions right here, in a serious way, that are really looking for good quarterbacks and I've got stinking three good quarterbacks that could play in this league," Reid said. "I respect that and feel very fortunate to be in that position. I don't want to give up any of them. I like them all. The more you have the better you are. That's a tough position to play.
"Can Kevin Kolb play in the National Football League? Absolutely. Can he be a starter in the National Football League? Absolutely. The other two guys have proven it and they've been top quarterbacks in this league for a number of years."
Reid stated unequivocally earlier in the press conference that McNabb would be his quarterback next season.
"I think he's a great player," Reid said of McNabb, who has been with Reid since they both joined the team in 1999. "I think his work over the last 11 years has proven that. I truly believe it's a team sport and it's not all about one guy."
To get Reid's thoughts on the future of Brian Westbrook, the offensive line and SeanMcDermott's first year as defensive coordinator, click here.
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 4:22 p.m., January 11