Where Will The Philadelphia Eagles Send Kevin Kolb?

November 19, 2010 – 3:03 pm by Ryan Phillips

It has become increasingly apparently that, barring an incredibly turn of events, Michael Vick will be the quarterback of the future in Philadelphia. That leaves now-backup quarterback, Kevin Kolb sitting by with a big contract and no playing time. That’s not a good situation for the Eagles money-wise, since they’ll have to sign Vick to a contract extension at some point.

After giving Kolb an extension back in April that gave him $10.7 million in guarantees for this season and 2011, the Eagles have to move him if he’s not going to play. They can’t just release him because the salary cap hit would be ridiculous (assuming the NFL re-instates a salary cap with its next collective bargaining agreement). That means Kolb must be traded.

Kolb has performed pretty well when this year while replacing an injured Vick. He can clearly play quarterback in the NFL. In six games he’s completed 97-of-153 passes (63.4 completion percentage), for 1,035 yards, with six touchdowns and four interceptions. That gives him an 85.3 quarterback rating. Considering this is his first real season with a chance to start and the fact that he’s only 26-years-old, someone will definitely take a shot at getting him.

So what teams will look into acquiring Kolb? We’ll just go ahead and break down the contenders.

Arizona Cardinals
Let’s face it, the Derek Anderson-Max Hall thing hasn’t worked out too well. Considering the fact that Ken Whisenhunt might be out of a job after the season following a series of embarrassing blunders, a new regime might want a new quarterback. Even if “The Whis” is still around next season, he has to know the team needs new blood under center. Considering the Cardinals last first round pick of a quarterback didn’t work out to well when Matt Leinart couldn’t ever really grab the starting job, we don’t think the Cards would look to the draft for a solution. The Cardinals make the most sense right now.

Buffalo Bills
They could end up with the No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft, which means they’d have a shot at Stanford’s Andrew Luck. While Ryan Fitzpatrick has actually played decently since taking the starting job, the Bills are another team that might need some new blood at quarterback. If the Bills don’t target a quarterback in the draft – and the failures of J.P. Losman and Trent Edwards could deter them – Kolb also makes sense here.

Minnesota Vikings
Brad Childress is likely going to be fired. That would send the one person who has confidence in Tarvaris Jackson out of town. Clearly the Vikings will be looking for someone who can step in and play right away, not sit and develop.

Oakland Raiders
Let’s face it, they just want to find someone, anyone, who can play the position competently. The roster currently has Jason Campbell, Bruce Gradkowski and Kyle Boller. They’ve also been known to overpay in trades to get players before (see: Seymour, Richard), so they could probably make the Eagles a great offer.

San Francisco 49ers
Troy Smith doesn’t exactly instill long-term confidence in anyone. With Alex Smith likely out for the 49ers and David Carr as the backup, Kolb could step in and immediately elevate the position.

So where will Kolb land? Your guess is as good as ours, but we’d have to say the Cardinals and Raiders look like the two teams that are the most desperate for stability at quarterback. We’d bet he heads to Arizona, or Oakland, with Buffalo and Minnesota in the next group of likely suitors.

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  1. 26 Responses to “Where Will The Philadelphia Eagles Send Kevin Kolb?”

  2. Indy needs a QB as Peyton is done??

    By Big Mac on Nov 19, 2010

  3. hehe… can I have some of that? that’s one powerful hallucinogenic you have there.

    By jaaks on Nov 20, 2010

  4. he’ll stay with the eagles this is vick were talking about never was never will be worth any thing ,just a matter of time before he goes down or starts thinking he’s the greatest thing on the the planet anyone ever see him in atlanta the media creamed over him there too nothing but a loser.

    By Anonymous on Nov 20, 2010

  5. The eagles won’t trade him. He is not a season long starter, he’s good for a couple of stand in games but not a full season.

    By bear on Nov 21, 2010

  6. Why do you guys always talk about the Black player’s contract and salaries? Why not dwell on the contracts and salaries for white players?

    And, just because you get some uncle tom to raise the issue doesn’t give you king’s “X.”

    What about the Manning contracts? The Brady contract? Brees’ contract?

    Do white players not have contracts?

    Well here is the answer – it is the inherent discomfort you all get at the fact that Black people actually get paid money for anything!!

    By the way, the Black players are not children anymore than the white players! So don’t patronize them by bragging that you “call them when I call my children.”

    By Lee on Nov 21, 2010

  7. He is not a season long starter, he’s good for a couple of stand in games but not a full season.He should stay as a really good backup.

    By bear on Nov 21, 2010

  8. Kolb stays with the Eagles unless someone ponies up at least a 2nd round pick which probably will not happen.

    By Greenman on Nov 21, 2010

  9. Send him to Miami!!! They have a great team and no Quarterback. With a Qb like Kolb they could be a definite threat..

    By kort bowerman on Nov 21, 2010

  10. Lee, you are certainly stupid. i can smell your ignorance through my monitor! being an Eagles fan i would like Kolb to stay but if they keep Vick there will be very limited playing time for Kolb. if that is the case than trade him because he deserves to be a starter.

    By 133 on Nov 21, 2010

  11. listen,im in charleston,sc. A hugh eagles fan, trade kolb for a MLB that is faster or 1st round pick for a shutdown corner or safety.Definetly a MLB. It wouldnt hurt to trade for Steve Smith from the Panthers

    By saulie on Nov 22, 2010

  12. Send him to the Arena Football League. If he goes to another NFL team he’d just end up riding the bench anyhow.

    By Paul on Nov 22, 2010

  13. hey lee, you’re an idiot!

    By tom on Nov 22, 2010

  14. Living in Philadelphia, we all knew Kolb would go down after the 1st hit. He’s not built to be behind that o line. Kolb if Childress stays(which he wont) will be a Viking or a Card. We tried the Oakland thing with Mcnabb and the offered a top notch safety and even they’re best corner. Buffalo is going to stick with Ryan and draft someone. Oh, and Lee…i am black and usually am for that kinda statement, but it doesnt fit here. all the qb’s you named earn that kind of money because they are that good. cmon… duh!

    By Banna215 on Nov 22, 2010

  15. Send him to the Titans, I think they need a decent qb, whick Kolb is and he doesn’t have the ‘head’ problem that Vince Young seems to have.

    By Chase on Nov 22, 2010

  16. The birds are making a huge mistake trading Kolb. This team is now stuck in the same rut it was in for 11 years with McNabb. They will rely on Vicks legs and arm to win 10 or 11 games a year,provide he lasts, then lose to a good defense in the playoffs. You all remember Cunningham, don’t you. They will never be a complete, legit, Super Bowl contender with this style of football. TRADE VICK if you can find a taker. Then build a real football team around a real NFL quartback and RUN the ball with a purpose. Flash gets you style points and they don’t count for nothin!!! Andy, again gets a free pass with Vick and he knows it. Don’y get suckered back in to this crap…..I want a parade, I’m tired of the same old crap…

    By Evil on Nov 22, 2010

  17. As a Eagle fan i have to say this is stupid. Michael Vick is not the future of Philly he will be past it very soon. and sending a potentional franchise quarterback like Kolb away is well just unbelievably stupid

    By Shane Mythen on Nov 22, 2010

  18. If we’ve learned anything in football, it’s this: You need a white QB to win a Superbowl. As a Giants fan, I hope the Eagles keep Vick so I can bask in Eagles fans’ misery for the next decade.

    On a side note, if Kolb does get traded he will need to go to a west-coast style offense to be productive in his first couple seasons or possibly at all. He played the west-coast in college and mastered it with the Eagles, who are the west-coast gurus right now.

    By AWhiteDude on Nov 22, 2010

  19. Someone please tell me what have Kolb done to be a starting qb? And to Adumbwhite dude Doug Williams is a black QB and he beat a White qb!!! I should’ve known a stupid comment would be on a racist website like foxsports.

    By Bobby on Nov 22, 2010

  20. Bobby, don’t be a nagger-lover. I’m just saying that statistically, having a white QB greatly increases your chances of winning a super bowl. It’s science, baby!

    By AWhiteDude on Nov 22, 2010


    By Dizdadub on Nov 22, 2010

  22. I to am a HUGE Eagles fan…
    Kolb will be traded for pick(s)after the season.
    Like Reid or not, he can develope QB’s…
    Miami would be the best fit for him.
    Just saying!!

    By John on Nov 22, 2010

  23. No where, you need 2 good QB’s in the NFL or you are an injury away from ‘Next Year’…

    Keep Vick and Kolb, and Keep them Happy!

    By Mirage on Nov 22, 2010

  24. they shouldn’t send kolb anywhere.. look what happened to atlanta…dropped their back-up qb two weeks before dog scandal broke. kobbs no vick.. but he’s no chump either. pretty small price tag for a guy you’re confident in and has already gelled with the team

    By nicole on Nov 22, 2010

  25. Kolb to Fitzgerald just sounds right.

    By Sum1 on Nov 22, 2010

  26. You dont wanna do that to Kolbs career..you know he wants to start and you should just part ways & let him make his money elsewhere.

    By Sum1 on Nov 22, 2010

  27. To the cowboys..—rufus

    By rufus on Nov 22, 2010

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