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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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Comments

Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: March 21, 2011 4:45 pm
 

Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

I predicted this when Mcnabb was traded.  There was no way Kolb was better than Vick, and Andy Reid knew it.  When Kolb got injured, it opened the door for Starship 7.   Now Kolb is on his way out of town (S.F. better pick him up).  Now go draft some offensive lineman and a defense to protect your investment.  With a few tweaks, this team will be a Super Bowl contender.   As this is coming from a Falcon fan.



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: March 21, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

I thougft players couldn't be traded during the lookout. Unless I am missing something, this entire article and discussion is likely a moot point. No way this situation gets resolved before the draft.



Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: March 21, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

Why the discussion? No one is getting traded anytime in the near future. All trades are off until there is a new CBA.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: March 21, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

What has Kolb done, exactly, that engenders such intense interest in him? He's played 19 games as the starter
No, he's played in 7 games as the starter. 



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: March 21, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

Schaub played a half dozen games each season with Vicks injuries before the trade  Kolbs played in like 3 games in two years and had 2 good and 1 bad.......if you trade a first rounder for Kolb your an idiot.......
Why bother posting if you don't know what you're talking about?  Matt Schaub had exactly 2 NFL starts before the trade and a whopping total of 84 pass attempts.

Kevin Kolb has 7 NFL starts and 319 pass attempts.

Kolb might not turn out to be Schaub's equal, but it won't be because of a lack of experience - he's got roughly 4 times as much as Schaub had.




Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: March 21, 2011 4:16 pm
 

Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

The history of QB's drafted in the first round is a reason to trade your mid-1st round pick for Kolb. He already has had 4 years of grooming and has played well in a few games without an good offensive line. Harrington, Carr, Druckmiller, Shuler, Maddox,Klingler, Leaf, Marinovich, D.McGuire, Ware, Young, A.Smith, J.P.Losman among others are waiting to suck millons out of the club drafting them puting the club back five years if/when they don't pan out. (Plus you will be able to add last year's crop in two years). My point is it's not as crazy as you may think if you want a QB now. The Josh Freemans and Aaron Rodgers of the world are the exception not the rule. Get Kolb and draft a QB in the later rounds and start grooming him for five years down the road. Kolb will be a decent QB, another Eli Manning/ Joe Flacco type. I personally would like the Eagles to trade Vick (not because I'm a dog lover, i think he's a flash in the pan again), and build a good, big line to protect Kolb.



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: March 21, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

I hope the Seahawks dont seriously trade for this unproven commidity. They already have Charlie Manson I mean Whitehurst they brought in. Give the kid a chance to see what he can do with consistant play time and don't bring in another hack.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: March 21, 2011 2:29 pm
 

ONE BORN EVERY MINUTE

Andy Reid is about to hoodwink some idiot gm on the second coming of Rob Johnson/Scott Mitchell..."LET THE BUYER BEWARE"...



Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: March 21, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

Schaub played a half dozen games each season with Vicks injuries before the trade  Kolbs played in like 3 games in two years and had 2 good and 1 bad.......if you trade a first rounder for Kolb your an idiot.......



Since: Dec 31, 2008
Posted on: March 21, 2011 1:56 pm
 

Kevin Kolb trade looks very likely now

I agree...he reminds me of Schaub a lot, but I don't think that Houston has been upset with his acquisition.  I think he will need at least a good year or two as a starter before he is fully competent, but he would be a good fit in any team running a good West Coast Offense. 

That being said, I still think his cost is exorbitantly high!


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