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Andy Reid reiterates: Kevin Kolb is the starter, Mike Vick is the backup

There’s a quarterback controversy in Philadelphia, but Eagles coach Andy Reid says that the controversy exists entirely outside the confines of the Eagles’ locker room.

Reid is the decider, and he’s unwavering in his decision: Kevin Kolb is his starter and Michael Vick is Kolb’s backup.

“That’s now what’s happening,” Reid said today when asked about the budding quarterback controversy, per Jordan Raanan of CSNPhilly.com. “Kevin Kolb is the No. 1 quarterback.”

But Reid acknowledged that Kolb is still feeling the effects of the concussion he suffered Sunday, and he was sent home without watching film today after he failed a neurological test. That would seem to suggest that Vick will be the starter Week Two against the Lions.

And if Vick plays against the Lions like he did against the Packers, the quarterback controversy will just get more, um, controversial. This issue isn’t going away, no matter how emphatic Reid is about labeling Kolb as the starter.