Did anybody think that Michael Vick‘s ribs would be the most watched ribs since God broke off a piece of Adam back in the day? Although, I may exaggerate just a touch.
Vick has no doubt saved many of you — myself included — from a terrible quarterback situation because of injuries, suspension or just plain poor play at fantasy football’s most important position. Now we’re left clamoring for Vick injury updates, because not only has the enigmatic quarterback played so well, but Kevin Kolb has looked so poor.
NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi agrees, and notes that Kolb checks down way too much, taking receivers like DeSean Jackson out of the game. Uh, sold. Plus RB LeSean McCoy broke a rib, and if he’s out, who is Kolb going to dump it off to?
Now many of us are looking for a backup for Vick, because there is a real possibility that he will not play in Week 5. The easy thing to do would be to pick up Kolb and let it ride. I’m not sold. Instead, I’m looking at St. Louis QB Sam Bradford (against the Lions), Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman or Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski.
There are so many better options right now, the choice to avoid Kolb is actually rather easy.
– Adam Rank