Philadelphia is no stranger to quarterback controversies, particularly over the last three years. It's almost a hobby at this point. And with Jalen Hurts set to make his first career start Sunday, ESPN decided to build a little preview video package around the Eagles' history of QB controversy.
Except... they just totally made one up.
Here's the segment in question, with a list of famous Eagles QB controversies around the 14-second mark. See if you can spot the fake:
Uh... Vick vs. Garcia? When did that one happen again?
Jeff Garcia spent nine games with the Eagles over two different seasons throughout his career. Michael Vick spent 54 games with the Eagles over five straight seasons. The two overlapped on the team's roster for 15 days, when Garcia joined the team in mid-September of 2009 after Donovan McNabb suffered a rib injury.
McNabb ended up missing just two games with the injury before returning in Week 5. In his absence, Kevin Kolb - not Garcia or Vick - threw all but one pass across the two games. Vick had one pass, a 26-yard completion. Garcia saw the field for three snaps late in a win over the Chiefs on Sept. 27. He fumbled on the first snap, then knelt down twice to end the game. Two days later, he was released.
Yep, what a classic and heated quarterback controversy that was.
Of course Eagles fans called it out:
And they came up with a few other hilarious fake QB controversies from Eagles history:
It's been a tough week for ESPN's Philadelphia knowledge.
At least Eagles fans seem loose ahead of the beginning of the Jalen Hurts era.
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