New Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb has reached out to a pair of veteran quarterbacks as he takes over for predecessor Donovan McNabb: Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints and our own Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers.
As my NFC East colleague Matt Mosley writes:
It's pretty obvious what Kolb wants to discuss with Rodgers, the quarterback who replaced the iconic Brett Favre in Green Bay. He's a bit concerned, though, that Rodgers might not be that forthcoming because the Eagles open the regular season with the Packers in September. With Brees, Kolb sees a kindred spirit who also played high school football in Texas. Brees is one of the most accurate passers in the league, and the Eagles believe that's Kolb's best trait.
Replacing Favre isn't exactly one of Rodgers' favorite topics, but NFL quarterbacks generally consider themselves part of a close-knit fraternity. He probably won't give Kolb a copy of the Packers' playbook, but I'm sure he'll offer up some useful advice for succeeding a superstar. Although given Philadelphia fans' mixed feelings for McNabb, I'm guessing Kolb will have an easier time than Rodgers did in 2009.