Eagles name Michael Vick starter

After leading the Philadelphia Eagles to 52 points in six quarters of work, Michael Vick is now the starting quarterback.

Coach Andy Reid will hold a teleconference at 6:30 to announce the decision, according to a release made by the team.

Kevin Kolb became the starter for the Eagles when Donovan McNabb was traded away to the NFC East rival Washington Redskins. Kolb suffered a concussion in the Week 1 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lincoln Financial Field. Vick entered and nearly rallied the team to victory.

Vick completed 21 of 34 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles won 35-32 on Sunday at Detroit. He’s already rushed for 140 yards and he has a passer rating of 105.5.

The Eagles are tied for the lead in the division at 1-1 and Reid, under pressure to produce this season, has obviously made the decision that Vick gives the team the best chance to win at this juncture. It’s not believed the move has anything to do with Kolb’s health at this point. Stay tuned for more information after Reid briefs media.

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