Stephenville native Kevin Kolb may have caught a break—literally.
A.J. Feeley, the No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart for the Philadelphia Eagles broke his non-throwing hand in the final preseason game last week. He underwent surgery Friday, and his status for the regular season opener against Green Bay Sunday is yet to be determined.
Mainstay QB Donovan McNabb is the clear-cut starter for the Eagles, but if Feeley can’t suit-up, Kolb will be his back-up.
The Associated Press reported Sunday that Philadelphia Head Coach Andy Reid said he is comfortable with Kolb backing up McNabb if necessary.
In a Monday report from the AP, Reid said Feeley would have to see a hand specialist, but Feeley was quoted insisting he will be able to play in the opener.
Kolb made a case for himself as a worthy back-up in the Eagles’ 13-11 loss to the New York Jets in the preseason finale.
Kolb led all NFL passers last week, completing 22 of 33 pass attempts for 220 yards and the Eagles’ only touchdown.
The Eagles and Packers meet in Green Bay Sunday at noon central time.