Andy Reid announces Michael Vick will be named starter around halftime on Sunday

Eagles head coach Andy Reid reiterated Monday that Kevin Kolb will not lose his starting job to injury.

"If Kevin Kolb is healthy, he will start for us on Sunday," said Reid at his weekly press conference. "Then Michael Vick will be promoted from backup to starting quarterback around halftime when Kevin inevitably sucks it up, definitively proving that Michael is the far superior quarterback, which is really something we all already know."

Kolb said he appreciated his coach's loyalty. "I intend to go out there and play my best," said the first-year starter. "It's my goal to not get benched until well into the third quarter."