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Vick, Kafka React To Kolb Trade

Kolb's departure leaves 2010 fourth-round draft pick Mike Kafka as the team's new No. 2 quarterback. For Kafka though, it has never been about becoming the backup quarterback.

"I don't really think about it," Kafka said. "I just work as hard as I can in practice and learn as much as I can from Mike (Vick)."

Meanwhile, the Eagles' starting quarterback couldn't be happier for Kolb.

"I'm happy for Kevin," Vick said. "He deserves everything he's getting right now, obviously a chance to start in this league, and he's going to take full advantage of it. We all are proud of him as an organization and we look forward to him doing good things.

"Any time you get a quarterback who's coming in and has potential, it's great. You expect him to be great. I think Kevin is going to be everything that they want and he's going to give them an opportunity to win each and every Sunday and I think that's what is important."

Kafka echoed Vick's sentiments.

"Kevin is a great quarterback," Kafka said. "He's been a great mentor to me. I wish him the best of luck out there."

In seven career starts with the Eagles, Kolb earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors twice. In 2010, he led the Eagles to a 31-17 victory over the eventual top-seeded Atlanta Falcons, completing 23 of 29 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns (and one interception).

Vick and Kafka won't have to wait too long before they see their former stable mate again. In what has now become a highly anticipated matchup, Kolb and the Cardinals will travel to Lincoln Financial Field to take on the Eagles on Sunday, November 13.

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