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The Eagles thought process with the QB situation

Ok i know Mcnabb the eagles had a quarter for every time a Mcnabb post has been put up we would be having one hell of an uncapped year but one thing i noticed that no one has commented on.... 

2007 the eagles draft kevin kolb.  At that point in time the eagles were coming off some down years- years where Mcnabb's performance was par at best and had injury plagued seasons.  Since 2007 Mcnabb has had two of his 4 best years as an eagle.  The only injury sustained WAS a cheap shot and IMO he did fight through it to get back as fast as possible.  Now I am not saying who they should keep or who I think is better.  My point is that if you drafted Mcnabb and you thought he was good and you stuck with him this long I do not see the clear cut case for trading him.  

IMO all big game performance issues are null and void because they have always been there- and the eagles have clearly stated that he was not the weak link in those situations.  If they gave him those two years as a test as to whether extend him or not... based all available information he should have been extended.  

I personally would rather see Kolb give it a go but there is another scenario that I could live with.  If you traded Kolb for a 1 and a 2 in this years draft.  Then I would trade the higher first away for next years 1st and some later round picks this year.  I am not sure what the market rate would be but if you could get an extra 2 or 3 in this years deep defensive draft I think that would be great.  You then would have ample picks next year if need be and hopefully a sound group of young offensive and defensive players- so if you wanted to move up and draft a QB you could- all while fielding a team that could compete while grooming the next QB.  But i digress..... 

I guess my point is that if you wanted depth behind Mcnabb you do not draft a fresh QB... You would have been better suited in 2008 to get a well established backup that is used to the nfl (ala garcia or the like).  If you were giving Mcnabb time to see if he could perform on the level that you drafted him for and then endorsed support for... he has done so... so I do not understand why this is so difficult.  Does anyone else see another variable that I am missing?

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