We all know that quarterback Kevin Kolb wants out of Philadelphia because he no longer wants to be Michael Vick’s backup. Kolb has said he wants a fresh start. He reiterated that fact publicly again on Tuesday.
Kolb was on “The Dan Patrick Show” and said the following: “My big deal is I just want to start somewhere. I feel like I’m ready and have confidence I can do a good job.”
Well, he can’t get traded until the NFL works out a new collective bargaining agreement, but let’s just assume that happens at some point. According to reports, the Philadelphia Eagles will place the franchise tag on Michael Vick. After that happens the Eagles can look to trade Kolb.
Remember that Kolb’s contract in 2011 is for just $1.4 million, which means he’s an incredibly valuable commodity. For comparison, Vince Young, who is likely to be traded or released soon by the Tennessee Titans is schedule to make $8.5 million in base salary next season.
Kolb is 26-years-old and certainly has shown that he can play in the NFL. But, how much will anyone be willing to give up for him? That is yet to be seen. The Eagles don’t want a disgruntled quarterback on their roster, but they also want to get fair value for Kolb, especially considering he is an incredibly cheap backup right now.
Several teams are definitely looking for help at the quarterback position this offseason. Among the leading candidates to land Kolb are the Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and the aforementioned Titans. The Miami Dolphins could also be looking to upgrade their quarterback situation.
Not sure where this one is going. Something will probably happen – or at least we’ll start hearing more rumors about it – after the draft solves some of the league’s quarterback vacancies.