Counterpoint: Kolb Gives Eagles a Better Chance to Win Now

The overriding opinion seems to be in favor of Vick because he gives the Eagles a better chance to win now — future consequences be damned. And while I do, in fact, worry about the team’s offensive future if you delay Kolb’s maturation for another year, let’s put that aside for the moment.

Instead, let’s focus on this: Why does everyone think Vick is a better option right now? Because Vick is playing so well, because he’s exciting, because Kolb was uninspiring in his first start.

But how well is Vick really playing? He’s certainly improved his completion percentage. It’s up almost 10 percentage points from his career average. That’s made him a tremendously better player than before. But a Super Bowl QB? …