Kevin Kolb did something in 2009 that no other quarterback had done in the history of the NFL. Not Peyton Manning, not Brett Favre, not Tom Brady, not Joe Montana, not Dan Marino, not John Elway. Nobody. When Donovan McNabb went down with his rib injury during the first game of the year, Coach Andy Reid handed Kolb the keys to his car and begged him to please bring it back in one piece. Being the youngster that he was (25 years old), the request ended up falling on deaf ears… The Eagles fledgling QB turned the ignition, revved up the engine, smoked the tires, and drove daddy’s car straight into two consecutive 300+ yard games (391 & 327 yards) in his first two career starts before being pulled over by Mr. McNasty in Week 4. Granted, his first joyride was burned on a nice, easy, straightaway road, as the first stretch came in a passing duel with the Saints (which he lost) while the second was driven past the lowly Chiefs (win), but the feat clearly put him on the Philly map. In fact, the Eagles student driver did such a smash up job in his first days behind the wheel that McNasty was found to be expendable by the end of the year.
~ Ranked 38th in the league in QB fantasy points with 43.5 (basic scoring system)
~ Tied for 37th in the league with 4 passing touchdowns
~ Finished with an 88.9 QB Rating
~ Finished with a 64.6% completion percentage
~ Finished with 741 passing yards
~ Finished with 7.72 yards/attempt
~ Set career bests in completions (62), attempts (96), completion percentage (64.6%), yards (741), passing TDs (4), yards/attempt (7.72), and QB Rating (88.9)