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Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

Posted on: March 21, 2011 11:53 am
Edited on: March 22, 2011 10:22 am
Posted by Andy Benoit
K. Kolb (US Presswire)
Indications are getting stronger and stronger that Kevin Kolb could be on the move. Last week, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman talked openly with Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer about the fourth-year quarterback’s trade value.

"There are a lot of teams looking for quarterbacks," Roseman said. "It's a quarterback-driven league. And when you have a quarterback who's proven what he can do in the NFL and has the characteristics that Kevin Kolb has, there's going to be a lot of interest from teams."
Obviously these sentiments are not a declaration that Kolb is on the trading block. But on Monday, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King wrote that there’s at least one team willing to trade a first-round pick for the 26-year-old.

Whatever team it is likely has a pick late in the first round, as King says Andy Reid is waiting to see if a team with an earlier first-round pick might step up.

If you’re up for speculating, the best guess for which team talked to Reid would be the Seahawks. They’re picking 25th overall. Matt Hasselbeck is a free agent, and Seattle runs an offense well suited for Kolb’s skills.

The only other teams in need of a quarterback who are drafting outside of the top 10 are the Vikings (12th), Dolphins (15th) and Jaguars (16th). It’s doubtful any club would be willing to offer a pick in the top half of Round One.

On the surface, it may seem a little strange that the Eagles would be willing to trade their 26-year-old passer. Reading between the lines, the club still isn’t completely sold on Michael Vick. Philly could have signed the 30-year-old Vick to a long-term contract after this past season. Instead, they franchise tagged him.

If Vick plays at a high level again this season, his price will only be steeper next year (especially considering that Peyton Manning’s contract will reset the quarterback market). The only reason the Eagles would delay Vick’s long-term deal is if they had serious reservations about his ability to stay healthy or maintain his 2010 magic. Keep in mind, Vick tailed off down the stretch after teams started exploiting his presnap shortcomings.

Kevin Kolb: So Hot Right Now

Kolb will only cost the Eagles $1.392 million in 2011. That’s a great price for a backup quarterback, let alone one who has been groomed to take over the franchise. However, keeping him for another year would be counterproductive. If Kolb rides the bench again, his trade value will plummet. Plus, like Vick, he’ll be a free agent in 2012 anyway. The Eagles won’t be able to keep both.

Thus, thanks to the financial factors of pro football, the Eagles must decide now whether to keep Vick or Kolb. They seem to like Vick better and could get more in a trade for Kolb. That simplifies what would have been a complicated situation.

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Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: March 22, 2011 9:30 am

Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

this may be the dumbest headline ever cause they cant be close to a trade if trades arent allowed during the if the strike goes for 2 years the eagles are 'CLOSE TO TRADING KOLB'?

Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: March 22, 2011 8:30 am

Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

The team that should make a move to get Kevin Kolb is the Cleveland Browns.  What do they have at QB?  I will tell you...They have an unproven and possible starter in Colt McCoy.

So let me get this straight:  the Browns have an unproven and possible starter in Colt McCoy, so you want them to waste a high draft pick to acquire another unproven and possible starter in Kolb???  I hardly think Cleveland is in a position to be throwing away draft picks to collect more of what they already have.  How about using those picks to improve some of the other lackluster positions on the team while you find out if McCoy is the real deal or not, rather than tossing him on the trash heap after one year and trying out another unproven possibility.  It's exactly that kind of constant change that's put Cleveland in the perpetual position (i.e. last or close to it) that they've been in since their return to the league.  Hold the course for a change, improve your weakest spots, and let some guys develop with a bit of continuity around them... and maybe then they'll see some serious improvement for a change.

Since: Feb 4, 2009
Posted on: March 22, 2011 8:15 am

Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

Palmer is washed up he can't cut it in Cinn. he sure the hell won't be able to cut it in Philly. Also Kolb is way better than Palmer so straight up would be dumb.

Since: Feb 5, 2007
Posted on: March 22, 2011 7:22 am

Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

The Bengals shoulld trade Palmer for him. STAIGHT UP!

Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: March 22, 2011 6:55 am

Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

You need more THAN a QB  WTF thats why they are called the BROWNS

Since: Dec 21, 2008
Posted on: March 22, 2011 5:17 am

Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

The team that should make a move to get Kevin Kolb is the Cleveland Browns.  What do they have at QB?  I will tell you...They have an unproven and possible starter in Colt McCoy. I am A Browns fan and don't think he is the answer. Also at quarterback, Mikey Holmgren brought his homeboy, Seneca Wallace, who is a BACKUP! Jake Delhomme, if he is still on the team, should be axed immediately! He is absolutely horrible and embarrassing to the city...if that is possible!Tongue outNow I don't know if I would trade a first rounder for him, but Kolb is definately worth a second rounder for sure. That way Colt & Kolb could battle it out for the starting position, and you have Wallace there in case anyone gets hurt, or you want to run some plays with a mobile quarterback. The days of 3 yards and a cloud of dust are long gone! Wake up Cleveland! The game has evolved while tou and your leaders have been sleeping. The N.F.L. is now a pass first, run second league. Look at all the great teams; The Super Bowl Champ Packers had no running game, although they picked up enough of one late to keep defenses honest. Other teams include the Saints, Patriots, Colts, Falcons, Eagles, and so on and on...I'm not saying a rushing attack isn't important. It is, but it isnt imperative to win! The Broncos won a game last year when they didnt even have one healthy running back. My point is this, What can it hurt Cleveland? Trade for Kolb, bring him into the mix, select some stud receivers in the 2011 draft, and with Peyton Hillis, and hopefully a healthy Montesary, you might actually bring some fans that wear orange when the Brownies play the Steelers, another team that passes to set up their run. For the sake of the franchise, mix it up a little. As a fan, I think I can speak for my fellow Clevelanders...We are getting real tired of waiting...And Eckhert, you know all about this kid! You drafted him. Make the trade and make some noise...I am tired of getting beat up year after year by the teams in the A.F.C. NORTH. If we can just beat them, we are in the playoffs, which is a start! Kolb is better than any option you have now and I would be sickened to see you waste another high 1st round pick on a quarterback. We need the receiver Green with our first pick! Come on, Man!!!

Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: March 22, 2011 1:07 am

Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

Wow someone needs a hug

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: March 22, 2011 12:52 am

Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

"He is unproven and his value shouldn't be very high." Some of these posts are just plain retarded. Unproven? Then please explain how a dozen or so "unproven" rookies are given tens of millions every year having never played a single NFL snap. Was Sam Bradford proven when he signed a $54 million dollar deal? How about Jamarcus? The Raiders had no problem giving him $37 million up front. And this year Cam Newton is going to sign for a zillion dollars with no NFL experience. But yet, Kolb isn't worth anything because he's "unproven"? To quote Pete in Oh Brother ,  "....that don't make no sense". 

Since: Feb 24, 2011
Posted on: March 22, 2011 12:22 am
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Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: March 21, 2011 11:52 pm

Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

What ever happens with Kolb doesn't matter as long as the Eagles get screwed over in the end, and if they are banking on that sick in the head dog killer, then they are foresure going to lose.  The Philadelp
hia Eagles and all the low life fans that support bringing Vick back into the NFL could dissapear from the league and no one with an ounce of class would care.  Kolb must be happy as hell to know that he will know longer have to be on a team full of ignorant scumbags and morons. 

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