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.