As Joel reported a bit earlier, Donovan McNabb has been traded to the Washington Redskins. Philly let go of the veteran quarterback in part because the Eagles' brass felt like the time was right for #2 QB Kevin Kolb to take the starting reigns.
Kolb has only played in ten NFL games in his three seasons in Philadelphia. Seven of those games came before the 2009 season started and three were last year. What team did Kolb have his all-time best performance against?
The Kansas City Chiefs.
Kolb's final start of the 2009 season was in Philly against the Chiefs and he lit it up. He was 24/34 passing for 327 yards and two touchdowns. His QB rating was 120.6, which was by the far the best rating of his career. Two of Kolb's four career passing TDs came against the Chiefs. It was the last action Kolb saw last season and apparently the last the Philly coaches needed to see to crown him 2010's starting quarterback.
AP commenter GetRight had this to say on game day when the Chiefs played the Eagles:
"Kevin Kolb=Joe Montana against our D"
So you could say, in a small way, the Chiefs' shoddy defense in Week 3 of the 2009 season influenced this trade.