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Short-term deal for Kolb could be in the works

Earlier this evening, we explained that the 30 percent rule and the uncapped year prevent, as a practical matter, the Eagles from giving a long-term contract to new starting quarterback Kevin Kolb.

But that doesn’t preclude a short-term deal that would increase Kolb’s pay, via a signing bonus and the maximum increase of his base pay that the 30 percent rule will allow.

We’re hearing rumblings that, indeed, such a contract could be in the offing.  Whether it covers only 2010 or also encompasses 2011 remains to be seen.

Either way, the Eagles apparently recognize that it’s fundamentally unfair to pay Kolb more than 95 percent less than Donovan McNabb was due to earn.  Still, a long-term deal won’t be signed until 2011, at the earliest.

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24 Responses to “Short-term deal for Kolb could be in the works”
  1. Floriosadouchebag says: Apr 7, 2010 10:16 PM

    Kolb is nowhere near the player the McNabb is. Soon those front running Philly fans, like Lowell Rikert, will realize this. Welcome to last place for years to come.

  2. BigBear123 says: Apr 7, 2010 10:17 PM

    Kolb 2010: $550,000
    Vick 2010: $3.75 million (+ $1.5 million roster bonus picked up 3/9 that converts $1 million of the base salary into a guaranteed payment)
    McNabb 2010: $5 million (+ $6.2 million guaranteed roster bonus due 5/5)
    I don’t see a problem. 30% rule still keeps Kolb under Vick’s salary considering the felon dog killer makes 10 times more than he does this year.

  3. dabarber says: Apr 7, 2010 10:19 PM

    30 percent rule.

  4. jimmys79 says: Apr 7, 2010 10:23 PM

    nobody cares

  5. JaggedMark says: Apr 7, 2010 10:29 PM

    There seems to be an awful lot of financial restrictions dedicated to variety of NFL dynanics, “EXCEPT” where they need one, which would be a rookie wage scale.
    Can’t have a rookie wage scale, but strap a metal band around every other financial aspect. Seems stupid to me.

  6. iggles1 says: Apr 7, 2010 11:03 PM

    Wow exactly as I said on the last Kolb post, short term to allow a long term deal to be negotiated when a CBA is struck…how hard was that?

  7. Vikings4life says: Apr 7, 2010 11:37 PM

    Kolb will be an awesome QB…now pay the man

  8. M3ratter says: Apr 7, 2010 11:42 PM

    The Eagles are going to start 2-4, give up on Kolb, start Vick, continue to lose, go back to Kolb, fire Andy Reid, and regret trading McNabb.
    Kolb’s two starts: 48-22 L vs NO 31/51 391 2-3 and 34-14 W vs KC 24/34 327 2-0… Everyone was impressed with the yards he put up in his first two games, 51 attempts in a blowout and a game against KC will do that. He is so overhyped, he is going to be a bust.

  9. Big Smitty SCPO says: Apr 8, 2010 12:33 AM

    All these fans now saying the Eagles are going to be a lousy team…. These are the same people who would make the Chunky Soup Jokes … They have nothing better to do than analyze what the Eagles do in their off time when they are not working the drive thru at their fast food job!!!!

  10. o0OMorrisO0o says: Apr 8, 2010 12:39 AM

    I love how people like “Floriosadouchebag” just assumes that Kolb will be worse then McNabb. Please say something intelligent next time you idiot…
    As far as Kolb vs McNabb. From watching game tape I do know that Kolb is a more accurate passer which in the west coast system is vital. He can make more types of throws then McNabb could such as the fade, etc. Now does this translate into more wins and in being the better overall QB? Time will tell!!! But to assume the Eagles will be worse in 2010 with Kolb then they were in 2009 with McNabb is nothing more then an unproven opinion!!!

  11. chris says: Apr 8, 2010 12:48 AM

    Vikings4life …How stupid your are. How about you pay someone after they have proved themselves.

  12. Alex3490 says: Apr 8, 2010 3:39 AM

    Allot of the Eagles success came from McNabb escaping the pressure, But his legs are not what they used to be… Im worried Kolb is not very good under pressure and buckle

  13. steelerfan9598 says: Apr 8, 2010 6:11 AM

    It’s perfectly ‘fair’ to pay a guy with two starts less than a guy who has been to six Pro Bowls. Plus, in case you missed it, McNabb isn’t on the team anymore.
    Although you may reconsider paying his backup six times his salary. That’s not unfair, that’s dumb.

  14. mango says: Apr 8, 2010 7:29 AM

    Wow! I love all of these morons predicting outcomes in April. The Eagles have been ‘rebuilding’ for 3 years, but they still made the playoffs. Evidently, there will be a lot of disapointed people next January when the Eagles are there again. They will be a better team without McNabb.

  15. coxypoo says: Apr 8, 2010 7:39 AM

    I love when people say they watched game tape. Who the hell has game tape on people. U mean u watched what espn showed u about 5 days ago. Hes played 3 games. Baltimore he was down 7-6, lost 31-13, Got smacked by the Saints and beat KC who didnt even have Matt Cassle playing that day. Kolb blows! Stupid to trade McNabb!

  16. Mooch says: Apr 8, 2010 8:00 AM

    Saints smacked Manning.
    Chiefs smacked Rothlesberger.
    Baltimore smacked McNabb as well.
    Can you tell me what the stats were for each QB that fateful day? And how the Eagles scored against the Ravens?
    Please, enlighten us, expert.

  17. SuckitFlorio says: Apr 8, 2010 8:18 AM

    Andy Reid managed to win games with AJ Feeley, Jeff Garcia and even Koy Detmer so please don’t tell me Kolb is less talented than those three.

  18. mrEagle says: Apr 8, 2010 8:31 AM

    coxypoo says:
    April 8, 2010 7:39 AM
    I love when people say they watched game tape. Who the hell has game tape on people. U mean u watched what espn showed u about 5 days ago. Hes played 3 games. Baltimore he was down 7-6, lost 31-13, Got smacked by the Saints and beat KC who didnt even have Matt Cassle playing that day. Kolb blows! Stupid to trade McNabb!
    I actually have last season on something called “DVR”. I went back and watched Kolbs both games and saw a glimmer of hope. Yes he lost to the saints but didnt most teams last year? After all they were the superbowl champs. As far as the Baltimore game. I remember that game because McNabb was tossing balls to the recievers feet all first half. He could not even get past the 50 yard line. Kolb had much better game.

  19. realitypolice says: Apr 8, 2010 9:07 AM

    Big Smitty SCPO says:
    April 8, 2010 12:33 AM
    All these fans now saying the Eagles are going to be a lousy team…. These are the same people who would make the Chunky Soup Jokes … They have nothing better to do than analyze what the Eagles do in their off time when they are not working the drive thru at their fast food job!!!!
    ======================
    Or else they aren’t just blind homers like philly fans, patiently waiting for Angelo Cataldi to tell what to think.
    History is on the side of people who think the Eagles will struggle in year one of the Kolb era, not that you care about facts. Aaron Rodgers was a much more highly rated prospect, took over a team that was an overtime away from going to the Super Bowl, and had a losing record his first year. People don’t become winning starting QB’s overnight.
    Of course I’m sure a QB with more career interceptions than touchdowns (4-7) who threw for over 300 yards in a blow out loss and a win against a horrible team will be the exception.

  20. realitypolice says: Apr 8, 2010 9:09 AM

    SuckitFlorio says:
    April 8, 2010 8:18 AM
    Andy Reid managed to win games with AJ Feeley, Jeff Garcia and even Koy Detmer so please don’t tell me Kolb is less talented than those three.
    ====================
    Did I miss the Super Bowl he won with one of those Qb’s? That is still the goal of NFL teams, isn’t it?

  21. M3ratter says: Apr 8, 2010 9:33 AM

    I am not claiming to be an expect by posting the stats of his two starts, all I am saying is that the Eagles traded a classy, 10 year veteran who has 216 TDs to 100 INTs, 5 NFC championships, and 1 Superbowl appearance because his backup put up the yardage I posted before. In my opinion, it was a bad move and I think that they will be worse off. I am happy for McNabb, I know so many Eagles fans who don’t like him for whatever reason, if he was my QB the last 10 years and gave me that production, I would’ve loved it.

  22. EaglesHonk says: Apr 8, 2010 11:19 AM

    coxypoo -
    “I love when people say they watched game tape. Who the hell has game tape on people. U mean u watched what espn showed u about 5 days ago. Hes played 3 games. Baltimore he was down 7-6, lost 31-13, Got smacked by the Saints and beat KC who didnt even have Matt Cassle playing that day. Kolb blows! Stupid to trade McNabb!”
    Perhaps you watched a different game. Cassel did play that game. I was there. he wasn’t a factor, because the Chiefs sucked and will for years to come. I guess it’s not your fault he sucks. Everybody got smacked by the Saints last year. You’re a douche.

  23. EaglesHonk says: Apr 8, 2010 11:24 AM

    The other thing that folks need to remember. 3 solid quarterbacks in the last year of their contracts. They didn’t draft Kolb in the second round so that they could get future trade value. If they didn’t trade McNabb now, they get nothing for him next April. It was a decision about, not only the direction the team wanted to to move in, but when it made sense to do that. Will the Birds regret it? Nobody here knows. Kolb is a good quarterback and I, for one, am looking forward to seeing what he can do. No, I’m not one of the Eagles fans who couldn’t wait for #5 to go, but it made good business sense and I doubt they’ll suffer.

  24. 60eagles says: Apr 29, 2010 4:47 PM

    Of course M3ratter, you have the facts to back up a stupid statement. We have more birdbrains on this board than ever.

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