Kevin Kolb: The Quarterback Who Lost His Mojo

One year ago everyone was raving about Kevin Kolb, and with good reason. Starting two games in place of an injured Donovan McNabb, Kolb became the first quarterback in NFL history to pass over 300 yards in each of his first two starts.

More important than the numbers though, was what we saw from Kolb. It was obvious he didn’t have McNabb’s cannon arm, but he ran the offense with the poise and confidence of a veteran, finding open spots down the field for his dynamic wide receivers and checking down to higher-percentage options when those options weren’t available. Kolb looked like a young player rapidly on the rise in the NFL, a quarterback on the cusp of stardom.

Fast forward a year and things don’t look so pretty. Everyone wrote off his lackluster preseason — no Eagles quarterback was playing well in front of that makeshift line. And I defended him after one terrible half. But supporting him is becoming increasingly hard to do…