Reid gives McNabb one more vote of confidence

Posted: February 24, 2010

If there was any doubt that Donovan McNabb was the Eagles' starting quarterback for next season - and there has been plenty - it was placated once again by the only person that can actually speak on such matters.

Although Eagles coach Andy Reid was not asked directly about McNabb's future during yesterday's news conference to announce Brian Westbrook's release, he alluded to the quarterback's return when he was asked about filling the running back's leadership void on offense.

"Well, Donovan is obviously here," Reid said.


Eagles general manager Howie Roseman later said that nothing had changed since Reid decreed McNabb his 2010 starter the day following the season-ending playoff loss to Dallas.

"Andy Reid's the leader of this organization," Roseman said. "He speaks for all of us, so that's settled."

That doesn't mean the Eagles haven't heard from teams, not only for McNabb but for their other two quarterbacks - Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick.

"I think it's like anything in the league - if you have an abundance at a position people are looking for, obviously people are going to come calling," Roseman said. "So I think that's what happens."

The Eagles have a $5.25 million option on Vick's deal. He is due a $1.5 million bonus March 5, but the team might choose to pay that to keep his rights for a trade.

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