"You're dealing with one of the most competitive guys you're ever going to meet," Reid said of Kolb on Monday. "Does he want to play? Absolutely. Does he want to be a starter? Absolutely. Does he know he can be a starter? Absolutely."
Billick: I'd start Kolb over Vick
Vick sustained a rib cartilage injury during a Week 4 loss to the Washington Redskins and hasn't played since. Reid said Vick's health was improving, but he's still stiff and sore around the ribs.
Kolb opened the season as the Eagles' No. 1 quarterback, then lost his job to Vick in the first game after he sustained a concussion. Reid handed the job to Vick and insisted it's still belongs to him -- a sticky situation if Kolb continues to thrive.
"I just have to approach it like I am the starter," Kolb said Monday, according to the Eagles' official website. "I think if you don't, you're behind the eight ball and you're not totally prepared. Even though you might feel like you are, you're not mentally there. And that's what I've learned, there's a big difference between backing up and preparation for a starter. You have to make sure you prepare like a starter every time."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.