What’d I miss?
I know of one thing: Kevin Kolb showed up to some of the workouts Eagles players were having, so naturally, he was asked about being traded. And the quarterback said what would be expected, that he wants to be a starter and he wished he already knew where he’d be playing in 2011. No, nothing really is different from the last time I talked about Kolb. Or the time before that. There is little question, as in the dead of this offseason Kolb continues to be dissected over and over, there is a immovable object/irresistible force feel to Kolb’s situation, whenever it plays out.
Take the Cards, for instance. We all know they need a quarterback, and while it’s impossible to know what they a) are willing to give up for a QB right now and b) think about the worth of Kolb, it’s fair to think they will consider Kolb heavily. In theory, the Eagles are dealing from a certain position of strength there, with the Cards or an other team. They don’t have to trade Kolb, after all.
But Kolb’s impending free agent status after 2011 looms large, regardless of the collective poker face the Eagles may want to put on. It may allow the Eagles to talk about getting enough to offset the reality Kolb could be the ultimate Michael Vick insurance policy. In the end, though, it’s hard to believe Philly won’t want to get something for Kolb ahead of time. What’s the more palatable risk: A backup-less Vick and an extra draft pick or two, or letting Kolb sit around all season — and assume Vick will get hurt — before letting him walk?
I am looking forward to the time when we can talk about this as after-the-fact analysis instead of speculation.
Tags: Eagles, Kevin Kolb, Michael Vick
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