Donovan McNabb made Michael Vick's second chance in the NFL a Philadelphia story.

Vick signed with the Eagles last year only after McNabb lobbied for him. He learned a lot from watching McNabb, and picked up some of his work habits. Now Vick is the one — not Kevin Kolb — who's replacing McNabb.

No. 7 is even playing better than No. 5 right now.

Vick said Wednesday that McNabb played a key role in him signing with Philadelphia.

Vick can thank McNabb in person Sunday when the Washington Redskins (1-2) play the Eagles (2-1) in a game that's been circled on calendars since the schedule came out. Vick's re-emergence as a star quarterback has added a new twist to McNabb's return to Philadelphia.