Before Kevin Kolb was even welcomed to training camp as the Eagles top quarterback, the front office decided to give him another morale boost. Kolb’s previous contract went through this upcoming season, but the Eagles tacked him on for another season and he will receive $12.26 million guaranteed during that span.
“I’m not trying to prove anybody wrong, I’m trying to prove this organization right for making this move,” Kolb said in a news conference. “I know there are a lot of expectations. When you get an extension and you get the starting quarterback position, regardless of where you’re at, there’s a lot of pressure and responsibility.”
This is definitely the right move to get this contract settled before mini-camp begins. The third year quarterback already has enough on his plate stepping in for Donovan McNabb. Not to mention he will be the main source of criticism for the fans if the offense can’t solve their inconsistency from last season.
Still no word on the status of Michael Vick. From the looks of it, Vick will remain in green in 2010 since he was unable to be dished out before or during the draft. I can’t say that I am that disappointed that Vick will be in an Eagles uniform. I have constantly criticized his style of play, but it does help that he has a lot more years under his belt than Kolb and rookie Mike Kafka.
As I have mentioned in previous posts, it’s hard to predict how Kolb will fair until training camp comes and the season begins. He has proven that he can make plays (first NFL rookie to throw for over 300 yards in his first two starts), but can he handle the pressure? That’s where we wait and see.