Like Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, Kevin Kolb waited patiently for his opportunity. And now that his time has come, FOX Sports.com's Adam Schein believes that the Eagles' new quarterback can have similar success.
"I believe that Kevin Kolb can be the next Aaron Rodgers in terms of replacing a legend and putting up big-time numbers and really being an outstanding quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles," Schein said. "He's a born leader."
It's no easy task, stepping in and replacing a player that was the face of the franchise for so many years. But in two short seasons Rodgers has put his own stamp on the Packers. In only his second year as a starter, Rodgers passed for 4,434 yards and had a QB rating of 103.2 in 2009. He boasted a completion percentage of 64.7% with 30 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.
Like the Packers, the Eagles identified their quarterback of the future and allowed him to develop behind the established veteran and gain the confidence of both the coaches and those in the locker room.
"I believe in Kevin Kolb," Schein said. "You talk to Brent Celek and you talk to Jason Avant and they rave about his poise, they rave about his accuracy."
A further look at the comparison between Kolb and Rodgers can be found over at eaglesmix.com as they debate the similarities and differences between the two quarterbacks.
-- Posted by Bob Kent, 9:30 a.m., April 11