Kevin Kolb Wants Out Of Philadelphia, Will He Get His Wish?

January 12, 2011 – 11:58 pm by Ryan Phillips

We all know that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb wants to be a starting quarterback somewhere in the NFL. We also know that he probably won’t get that chance with the Philadelphia Eagles. Even we have speculated on where Kolb might end up, but there is a chance he won’t be anywhere but Philadelphia next season. And we’re pretty sure that wouldn’t be a happy marriage.

Sources are claiming that the Eagles want more than just a first round pick for Kolb, who started the 2010 season as the team’s starting quarterback before injuries and the emergence of Michael Vick relegated him to backup status. The Eagles sunk a pretty big signing bonus into Kolb last offseason, but next season he’s only slated to make $1.392 million. That’s an incredibly low number for a backup quarterback. ESPN has pointed out that Ravens backup Marc Bulger didn’t throw a pass this season, and still made $3.8 million.

Adam Schefter has actually claimed that Kolb is such a good deal for the Eagles that they may not back down from their current asking price for him, which happens to be two first-round picks. If they don’t get what they want they can always demure and say they tried but “oh well” they simply couldn’t get fair value in return. After all, Kolb is only 26 and has appeared to be able to play quarterback in the NFL.

There are tons of teams in need of a quarterback and you’d have to believe that someone like the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers or Minnesota Vikings would be willing to go hard after Kolb. The question is, will the Eagles be willing to deal?

Well, with Vick always at risk for an injury because of the way he plays, the Eagles would be smart to keep a capable backup on hand. For now, Kolb is that guy. Whether or not he’s there to start the 2011 season is still a huge question mark.

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  1. 3 Responses to “Kevin Kolb Wants Out Of Philadelphia, Will He Get His Wish?”

  2. I think the Eagles should trade Kolb for the best offensive lineman on the market.He is not going to start ahead of Vick,and apparently is not going to be the non-vocal supportive teammate he was last year,content to carry a clipboard.
    There is a huge demand for Q.B s in the NFL,Washington,Buffalo,Arizona to name a few,I am not a big fan of trading in your division but Mcnabb did not come back to bite you,and the skins have to shore up their O-line also.
    The Eagles can win it all with Vick,and need to fully support him,having said that they will need a decent backup because Vick’s style of play and his small frame make him subject to injury

    By James Handy on Jan 13, 2011

  3. Philadelphia would go further trading Kolb for a 2nd rounder and a starter lineman from a QB strapped team. I could see Kolb for Levi Brown and a 2nd. Or even Kolb +5th for Levi/2nd. I could also see the titans giving up David Stewart and a 2nd or 3rd for Kolb. That would let them out VY in any way they want to a dome team or San Fran. Tennessee would also get to pick a defensive player in the first round, which is actually way more of a need for them than QB.

    By Justin on Jan 14, 2011

  4. Philadelphia would go further trading Kolb for a 2nd rounder and a starter lineman from a QB strapped team. I could see Kolb for Levi Brown and a 2nd. Or even Kolb +5th for Levi/2nd. I could also see the titans giving up David Stewart and a 2nd or 3rd for Kolb. That would let them out VY in any way they want to a dome team or San Fran. Tennessee would also get to pick a defensive player in the first round, which is actually way more of a need for them than QB.

    In essence, Mr. Hardy, I agree with you.

    By Justin on Jan 14, 2011

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