Kevin Kolb could be in line to make his first NFL start next Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, with Donovan McNabb suffering a cracked rib in today's opener against Carolina.
Depending on how quickly the Eagles make a decision about McNabb and he feels, Kolb could get a full week of preparation with the first team for the first time.
"Well, I think I can go in there and show leadership," Kolb said after today's game. "The biggest thing for a backup quarterback is leadership. Not let the offense miss a beat. Just come in there and run it as smooth as it was before the injury and keep us clicking."
Kolb, a 2007 second-round pick, has struggled in both of his significant stretches of playing time in relief of McNabb. Yesterday, he was 7-for-11 for 23 yards and was sacked twice. His QB rating was 67.6 and he did not lead the offense to any points.