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Is Mike Kafka a Reliable Option Behind Michael Vick?

There have been countless talks around the NFL that involve the trading of Kevin Kolb to various teams in exchange for draft picks. Most involve a first-round pick, and the Eagles would send Kolb and possibly a fourth-round over to the given team. Saying that Kolb will be traded, which is how things are shaping up, the Eagles will have the one year quarterback out of Northwestern University, Mike Kafka left on the roster.

Kafka was deactivated for the greater part of last season once Michael Vick had exploded, and has only participated in the Eagles preseason games during his career. During those four games, he was far from impressive and showed many weaknesses.Which led to questions to why Andy Reid would draft him in the fourth round. He showed poor pocket presence, and had even worse down field vision when being pressured.

Now as Kolb is looking to be traded, it sticks the Eagles into a tough situation. Philadelphia can take the gamble and allow Vick to start and have Kafka playing second string, or they can look for an alternative through free agency or the draft. It’s tough to imagine Reid having Kafka being put into a second string situation, when he could be considered a liability to the Eagles offense. Although the Eagles have not seen much of Kafka, he could be similar to many of the other young back-up quarterbacks in the NFL.

Up to this point, the Eagles have shown no intentions of releasing or trading Kafka, which would put him as the second string quarterback. No one has really seen much of Kafka as a developed NFL quarterback, and there is no reason not to think he can’t handle himself. He entered the NFL following a great senior season at Northwestern, and he has some of the deadliest offensive weapons flanking him in Philadelphia.

Who knows Philadelphia- Mike Kafka could be the next Tony Romo.

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