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Kevin Kolb gets extension

K. Kolb.jpgWith backup quarterback Michael Vick due so much money this year, Eagles starter Kevin Kolb was due a raise.  Now he’s got one.

The Eagles announced Thursday that Kolb has signed a one-year contract extension through 2011.  Scout’s Adam Caplan first reported the deal, and says it includes “roughly” $12.26 million guaranteed.

We’ll be interested to see how much total money is in the deal.  We suspect nearly all of it is guaranteed, because it’s hard to imagine Kolb making much more than $6 million per year.

The deal’s length is no surprise; Florio predicted a short-term band aid contract last month.  The “30 percent” rule made a longer deal impossible.

We think the short deal has practical benefits for the Eagles.  They get to see if Kolb is truly a franchise quarterback before forking over huge dollars.  A nice deal for both sides.

UPDATE: ESPN’s Adam Schefter says the whole deal is $12.25 million.  All of it is guaranteed.

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  1. AZ Red Bird says: Apr 29, 2010 3:54 PM

    Bahahahahahahahaha!!! Have fun with Kolb Philly!!! Gave up one of the best QB’s in the game…what fools!!!!!!!!!
    Ask Denver how that worked out for them? …and McNabb is three times the qb Cutler is.

  2. Hap says: Apr 29, 2010 3:56 PM

    He deserves a whole lot more than 12.2 mil for 2 years.
    No wonder LuGie wanted McNabb gone. He stole Kolb. He’s on a money making tear and the Eags are goin the way of the TB Bux.

  3. Bravesfan4life88 says: Apr 29, 2010 3:57 PM

    I can understand making your quarterback happy, but the guy hasn’t started one game against a good defense, how is he worth that much? Seriously, I could have thrown for 300 yards against the Chiefs last year.

  4. mooremi9 says: Apr 29, 2010 3:57 PM

    I think they should give him 39 million guaranteed. It worked out ok for Oakland.

  5. inmotion2207 says: Apr 29, 2010 3:57 PM

    Vick will take his job.

  6. TheBaySay says: Apr 29, 2010 3:58 PM

    “That’s what she said.” Am I the first?!?

  7. jreed says: Apr 29, 2010 3:58 PM

    Nice Extension! Really nice Extension! I wish I had a 12.26 Million Dollar Extension….Frankly, I just like saying Extension!

  8. 4for4PhillyFan says: Apr 29, 2010 4:01 PM

    I really hope this guy pans out. One attribute that i noticed about Kolb in the games he played last season is the fact that he is not afraid to take a hit in order to deliver the football. I guess we will wait and see. They drafted no offensive lineman to protect the guy. It sure seems like a recipe for disaster. The guy does not have half the arm strength that McNabb had, so the deep ball to DeSean Jackson will become the not-so-deep-ball.

  9. tre_fizzle says: Apr 29, 2010 4:02 PM

    because of the 30% rule, most of this is signing bonus. He can’t make much more this year than last…approx 715,000

  10. kazkal says: Apr 29, 2010 4:03 PM

    But Idiots on here preach how CJ doesn’t deserve more money even the kolb a 1? 2 game? starter gets paid.

  11. Hooby says: Apr 29, 2010 4:03 PM

    just imagine what mike kafka will get

  12. nfcbeast says: Apr 29, 2010 4:04 PM

    Good deal, pay him, get his morale up.
    Sucks they couldnt get him a 4 or 5 year deal but thats just because of that 30% or whatever raise rule.
    Glad to see the man is not at the bottom of the payment totem pole anymore!
    Plus Vick making more as a back up would really piss him off if he didnt get this $$$

  13. jj jones says: Apr 29, 2010 4:04 PM

    Kolb is proof that is does not matter where a QB is taken in the draft. Jamarcus Russell and Brady Quinn were picked before Kolb and were considered great picks. Kolb was considered a reach. Fast forward three years, Russell and Quinn are fighting for their NFL lives and Kolb gets and extension and is the starter on a playoff team.

  14. wydok says: Apr 29, 2010 4:05 PM

    That’s… a lot of money.

  15. Cincinnasty says: Apr 29, 2010 4:06 PM

    Nothing compared to what Sam Bradford will be giving for being an unproven talent.. Kolb is getting ripped!

  16. mzezulak says: Apr 29, 2010 4:07 PM

    What happened to the only 30% increase rule? And why isn’t Chris Johnson getting a similar type raise/extension?

  17. Lois says: Apr 29, 2010 4:08 PM

    well cant you calculate the total money in the deal ? Due to the 30% rule the base salary can only change to a maximum (assuming he made 550 000 in 2009 too) 650 000 in 2010 and 845 000 in 2011.
    Thats a total maximum of about 1.5 million over two years in base salary.
    Add to the reported guaranteed money of 12.26 million, which would have to be paid in signing bonus and you reach a total sum of about 13.76 mil through 2010 and 2011.
    Thoughts ?

  18. FreeAgentPro says: Apr 29, 2010 4:08 PM

    “Scout’s Adam Caplan first reported the deal, and says it includes “roughly” [bold]$12.26 million guaranteed.”[/bold]
    We’ll be interested to see how much total money is in the deal. We suspect nearly all of it is guaranteed, [bold]because it’s hard to imagine Kolb making much more than $6 million per year”[/bold]
    Say WHAT? Why would you suspect nearly all of the $12M is guaranteed if you can’t imagine Kolb making much more than $6M?

  19. robert ethan says: Apr 29, 2010 4:13 PM

    RedBird…..
    The Broncos had the same record under Orton as they did under Cutler. Kyle had a better QB rating last season than Jay. Plus they got draft picks that brought them Knowshon Moreno, DeMaryius Thomas and Tim Tebow. And saved a whack of salary to boot.

  20. themage78 says: Apr 29, 2010 4:15 PM

    So when the Iggles have a top 5 pick next season which QB will they choose? Nice waste of money Philly. Better hope those two games he had weren’t flukes.

  21. RIP__21 says: Apr 29, 2010 4:17 PM

    12m for a guy that up for 300+ yards in his first two starts BUT against a 25th and 30th overall ranked defenses.
    Too soon for an extention IMO. Just puts more pressure on him to perform well much sooner than later.
    Mr. KK is gonna crash n burn faster than you can say geramino.

  22. robert ethan says: Apr 29, 2010 4:19 PM

    Geez, that means each Kolb start cost the team $6 million. One of them was a loss.

  23. refuse2fail says: Apr 29, 2010 4:20 PM

    As a Philly hater, I love this situation. Everyone is so high on this kid and he has done NOTHING!!
    I can’t wait until those ruthless Philly fans are chanting for Vick. (who won’t do much better)
    It shouldn’t take too long.

  24. Jaydub says: Apr 29, 2010 4:21 PM

    Hap says: April 29, 2010 3:56 PM
    He deserves a whole lot more than 12.2 mil for 2 years.
    —————————————————
    Yeah, because throwing for 300 yards in 2 games against bad defenses should net him at least $30 mil…

  25. BlondBlueDevils says: Apr 29, 2010 4:28 PM

    If they trusted Kolb – Vick would not be on the roster.
    It was not because he couldn’t get traded – it was because Kolb sucks and they know it.
    They just didn’t want to pay McNabb the money he deserves.
    Kolb is just another version of Matt “CHOKE” Ryan – all hype no bite.

  26. BleedGreenMtState says: Apr 29, 2010 4:30 PM

    Vick couldn’t take Jamarcus’ job in Oakland.
    @ AZ Red Bird – You have no idea what you are talking about. You must also believe that Matt Leinart is a great QB too.

  27. bucknbroncos says: Apr 29, 2010 4:30 PM

    robert ethan loves the tebow juice.
    CUTLER > tebow
    Amen.

  28. lithiumfx26 says: Apr 29, 2010 4:33 PM

    “# AZ Red Bird says: April 29, 2010 3:54 PM
    Bahahahahahahahaha!!! Have fun with Kolb Philly!!! Gave up one of the best QB’s in the game…what fools!!!!!!!!!
    Ask Denver how that worked out for them? …and McNabb is three times the qb Cutler is.”
    Who is your QB again? Pretty Boy Leinart? Anderson? Oh that’s way better than Kolb, right? Wrong. Must be too much sun out there.

  29. jgras says: Apr 29, 2010 4:33 PM

    3 years of sitting on a bench and he gets rewarded with 12 million dollars!! I’m sure this is making DeSean real happy =:|

  30. mmcnulty says: Apr 29, 2010 4:35 PM

    Kolb was rated as the second best qb in at least 25% of the major publications the year he was drafted. Although why Russel was considered so good I couldn’t really fathom at the time.

  31. DJSlyBri says: Apr 29, 2010 4:35 PM

    Kolb is completely set up to succeed. No contract issues, and has D-Jax, Maclin, Avant, and Celek to throw to. And Shady McCoy can run the ball and will do some damage if Andy Reid actually calls some running plays.
    By the way, the comments on this thread are some of the dumbest I have ever seen here, and that is saying something with the usual dopes that comment here.

  32. NFreakinL says: Apr 29, 2010 4:37 PM

    Bravesfan4life88 “I can understand making your quarterback happy, but the guy hasn’t started one game against a good defense, how is he worth that much? Seriously, I could have thrown for 300 yards against the Chiefs last year.”
    Says the morbidly obese Braves fan.
    Oh, and I guess the Saints didn’t have a good defense?

  33. skindome says: Apr 29, 2010 4:37 PM

    hey az redbird how exciting is the leinert years looking! talk about giving someone millions for three years of nothing. HAHAHA

  34. jgras says: Apr 29, 2010 4:40 PM

    I’m sure Spadaro is updating the Eagles web site saying that this signing is the 2nd coming of Joe Montana. That is if he isn’t still under Andy’s desk.

  35. Greenantz says: Apr 29, 2010 4:44 PM

    \\//_________
    _________(__(.) ——— Philly
    (_)(_)

  36. flavordave says: Apr 29, 2010 4:49 PM

    Its funny how dumb the haters are. Vick will take over! Whys Vick there there still? He cant throw deep to Desean. heres the deal dum dums. Vick CANT play. Nobody wanted him. Hes there because they have no other option as a backup. Deseans two longest TDs were from Kolb. Whaa? Yeah thats right. And Philly doesnt want a loser chock artist as our QB. Good luck DC! Hes a real loser thats why they traded him to you.

  37. myeaglescantwin says: Apr 29, 2010 4:51 PM

    anyone who says that McNabb is “top 5″ or one of the best in the league, just hasn’t been watching the NFL..
    Dude is 58% passer at best..
    McNabb may be top 15 as far as skill and health goes in this 2010 season.
    He aint new no more
    gaints suck

  38. eaglelover1 says: Apr 29, 2010 5:12 PM

    6 mil a year for Kolb. Okey dokey now. I sure hope this dude is everything the FO thinks he is. If not this is the sound of the Eagles first pick 2011…..
    With the 4th pick of 2011 NFL draft the Philadelphia Eagles select Terrell Pryor QB Ohio State.

  39. jreed says: Apr 29, 2010 5:25 PM

    Its funny listening to all of the doubters out there bashing Kolb. Do you really think that AR and JB would lay their hats on the line on this guy if he was going to be a Bust? Most people whose job it is to analyze football say this guy will be great. Mostly because they see that this guy does not joke around, He is accurate, he gets the ball out quickly and can make every throw on the field. AR has even said that Kolb has picked up the offense better then McNabb did his first 3 years. I do not see us losing a step with Kolb. McNabb played horrible football last year. He was not at all serious about winning. All he did was smile, joke around, play air guitar, How many times did you see McNabb “Pump Up” the Team?
    McNabb was the guy that said, “its all about going out there to have some fun and playing football”.
    Kolb is the guy that is saying, “its all about going out there and winning this football game”

  40. GW says: Apr 29, 2010 5:25 PM

    jj jones
    First of all Kolb hasnt played a meaningful game. The only team he beat had 5 wins last year so dont start patting him on the back yet. I think the Eagles screwed the pooch on this one. The one thing the Eagles did right with him was let him sit for three years. The problem is they dont have a running game to fall back on. Eagles wont make the playoffs and will be battling with the skins to stay out of the NFC Beast basement.

  41. Richard says: Apr 29, 2010 5:28 PM

    I am happy that McNabb was traded and that Kolb is the starting QB. He was at a contractual point where the team got the best trade value. Who’s to say that Kolb won’t be successful? Teams threw their draft QB’s into action (i.e. Ryan, Flaco) so give the guy a chance. I believe for Kolb to be successful they will have balance with the offense, which in essence could have benefited McNabb too.

  42. jreed says: Apr 29, 2010 5:30 PM

    myeaglescantwin,
    I agree! Most people get accustomed to a persons Name and associating them to be a “Good” Football player. My Favorite Eagle of all time, Brian Dawkins, Once said, “Every year, I have to go out there and prove that I am the starter. Every year I have to compete for my Job, Its never guaranteed.” I was sad to see Dawkins go because of that mentality. I was not that sad to see McNabb go because frankly I think he left his best football back in 2006.

  43. pacificamike says: Apr 29, 2010 5:33 PM

    8-8

  44. Hap says: Apr 29, 2010 5:49 PM

    Jdub, I said it becuz I’m a Cowboy fan. I want controversy in The Eags locker room,dude. I dont think he’s worth anywhere near that yet. You a newcomer ? Peace , my brutha.

  45. nfcbeast says: Apr 29, 2010 5:53 PM

    Kolb is king for now, i think we can do 8-8 this season with him…..not because of him but because are defense has A LOT more questions than Kolb’s play
    Arizona has no QB, you got a A&F wanna be pretty boy who hasnt gotten caught raping a chick………YET ( something tells me it’ll happen in a sorority house )

  46. clemenza says: Apr 29, 2010 6:01 PM

    so far he has throw i think 3 pick 6′s inshort career but and after 2 -300 yard games against 2 teams,one they were behind and had to throw and the chiefs are a pop warner team. i can’t believe the love affair i hear in philly with kolb like he is the second coming of joe montana …this kid may end up being the second coming of andre ware or david klingler. the front office says he’s good..of course they do they traded down out of the first round( as always to save the signing bonus money as usual) and he was clearly a reach in the second round.he has better weapons that mcnabb ever had but he is slightly less mobile than a cigar store indian behind that week line that howie(H&R BLOCK) roseman saw no need to address in the draft nor a cornerback that they could have used a few for a starter and depth. i cant stand those 3 little wiener heads hyman roseman,jeffry lurie and joe “nickels ” banner the 3 stooges will never ever win a super bowl !!!!

  47. raw B says: Apr 29, 2010 6:11 PM

    refuse2fail says:
    April 29, 2010 4:20 PM
    As a Philly hater, I love this situation. Everyone is so high on this kid and he has done NOTHING!!
    I can’t wait until those ruthless Philly fans are chanting for Vick. (who won’t do much better)
    It shouldn’t take too long.
    I remember saying the same thing about Romo…..

  48. Bious says: Apr 29, 2010 6:12 PM

    Just wait until the Eagles lose 2-3 games….people will want KK’s head on a stick and begging for McNabb to return

  49. CtownBleedsGreen says: Apr 29, 2010 6:24 PM

    @ RIP__21
    “Mr. KK is gonna crash n burn faster than you can say geramino.”
    He’ll be in the league forever if it’s based on you spelling “GERONIMO”…a-hole.

  50. Ron In Charlotte says: Apr 29, 2010 6:37 PM

    C’mon. Even good backups make 2-3 mill a year. THis is not a big deal and like it or not, they have to SHOW him they really believe in him. So what’s $6M for only two years? He was already averaging a mill from his draft slot. If he sucks, you pay him his money and keep him as a backup until 2012. Either way the Eagles would need to replace McNabb by then so you take the chance on what you know and you give him a whole offseason to take the reps, etc…Nice deal. Give it a shot. The Eagles are rebuilding anyway with young talent like Jackson and McCoy.

  51. When Ben farts Debs lips move says: Apr 29, 2010 6:38 PM

    “If they trusted Kolb – Vick would not be on the roster.”
    Because teams with QBs don’t carry a backup?
    Moron.

  52. KingerIC3000 says: Apr 29, 2010 7:01 PM

    its fine if you have no faith in Kolb, predict his crashing and burning all you want. But please dont put words in our mouth. We WILL not be chanting for Vick any time this season or ever. He was a novelty and the Eagles got caught with their pants down thinking he’d have trade value; he doesn’t. And no matter how you feel on D-McNice, he was good, and still is, this is true. But he was a whiner who came up small on big stages. We’re done with him here, and if he wins elsewhere, so be it. Its like a gf, if you’re done with her, you’re done. Sure it hurts to see her bangin your cousin, and your friends might not understand why you got rid of her in the first place, but they never had to put up with her friends (WILMAAAAAA). After the 5th game in a row of worm-burners hitting wide open receivers in the feet, Washington will be looking around for the receipt. Just because you have no faith in Kolb doesn’t mean everyone in Philly will become as clueless about football and the Eagles as you apparently are. For a team that seemingly everyone hates, they get the most comments on this blog BY FAR. Interesting.

  53. realitypolice says: Apr 29, 2010 7:13 PM

    BlondBlueDevils says:
    April 29, 2010 4:28 PM
    If they trusted Kolb – Vick would not be on the roster.
    ================
    Yes- because most NFL teams only have one QB on their roster.

  54. Birdbrainsnj says: Apr 29, 2010 7:19 PM

    I just want to make a Dallas fan type lame comment here. “he hasn’t done anything, wah wah!”. Neither has romo jerk offs

  55. JunkYardDogg1156 says: Apr 29, 2010 7:20 PM

    Here’s to hoping the Philly fans are patient with Kolb. Ultimately he’s going to be good but he may need a full season under his belt at starter before he actually shows why Reid has been so high on him. The real question is, with the success the Eagles have had in the last 10 years, will he be shown patience when he hits a rough stretch? If the Eagles go through a 2-3 game losing streak will the fans stick with him? Will the fans start calling for the animal killing carnival act? Kolb will really have to stink up the Linc to get benched, Reid will not do that quickly. Kolb is going to get a lot of rope before it gets yanked.

  56. flavordave says: Apr 29, 2010 7:21 PM

    AMERICA – Philly never wants McNabb in Eagles green again. Hes a loser! And he acts like a goofball playing air guitars. Yeah thats what I want coming out of the tunnel to lead my team in the playoffs. Not a Manning or Brady face. No I want a total dipshit

  57. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Apr 29, 2010 7:22 PM

    Philly sucks!

  58. johann says: Apr 29, 2010 7:29 PM

    Wrong Way Cobb from Cow Poop Texas!
    Number 5 where are you!

  59. johann says: Apr 29, 2010 7:37 PM

    Wrong way Kolb from Cow Poop Texas!
    Where is BIG 5?

  60. BlondBlueDevils says: Apr 29, 2010 8:09 PM

    Matt “CHOKE” Ryan couldn’t replace Vick……..
    Kevin Kolb can’t replace McNabb……………
    End of conversation……………

  61. atlantafalCANS says: Apr 30, 2010 9:15 AM

    # BlondBlueDevils says: April 29, 2010 4:28 PM
    If they trusted Kolb – Vick would not be on the roster.
    It was not because he couldn’t get traded – it was because Kolb sucks and they know it.
    They just didn’t want to pay McNabb the money he deserves.
    Kolb is just another version of Matt “CHOKE” Ryan – all hype no bite.
    Are you freaking SERIOUS?!? When the HELL has Matt Ryan choked?!? He’s been in the league 2 seasons, 20 WINS, 12 LOSSES, Rookie of the year, WTF?!? You just watch Matty this season you dumb ass!!

  62. JunkYardDogg1156 says: Apr 30, 2010 10:08 AM

    BlondBlueDevils says:
    April 29, 2010 8:09 PM
    Matt “CHOKE” Ryan couldn’t replace Vick……..
    Kevin Kolb can’t replace McNabb……………
    End of conversation……………
    ———————————————-
    Man are you DUMB – You continually post slanted bullsh*t
    David “CHOKE” Garrard
    Bryon “CHOKE” Leftwich
    Neither one has matched Mark Brunnell
    Vince “CHOKE” Young
    Has NEVER lived up to the hype
    JaMarcus “CHOKE” Russell
    Never matched the success of Rich Gannon
    Randall “CHOKE” Cunningham
    Donovan “CHOKE” McNabb
    Neither ever matched Jaworski’s success
    Dante “CHOKE” Culpepper
    Never amounted to anything special, especially without Randy Moss
    Jason “CHOKE” Campbell
    Another 1st round “GBH” that disappointed
    Anthony “CHOKE” Wright
    Couldn’t replace Aikman
    Lastly, lets take Vick & Ryan:
    Ryan has handled himself with complete class, like someone you would want to be the face of your franchise, he took his team to the playoffs in his ROOKIE year.
    Vick was always a disgrace, first chaning his name to Ron Mexico & infecting unsuspecting black women with VD (thats ok right? According to you, Vick has never done anything wrong, he’s a model citizen. Ask the Sisters he infected with VD if they feel the same way). Next MV is taking sick & hurt animals & elecrocuting them & setting them on fire (again he did nothing wrong according to you – serial animal torture & killing is ok behavior). Next he fails drug tests (again OK huh? – why should your hero stay straight, he’s the savior!).
    In SIX years on the field, Vick was:
    38-28-1
    38 TD’s – 28 int’s
    Playoff record: 2-2
    Ryan in TWO years:
    20-10
    38 TD’s – 25 int’s
    Playoff record 0-1
    Ryan has already passed for as many TD’s in 2 years as Vick did in SIX years.
    Vick is on a team that couldn’t wait to jettison their starting QB but still isn’t starting him, Reid knows he’s a carnival act, a joke of a QB, a gimmick play is all he is.
    Shall I go on? Bottom line is it goes both ways, you are a complete mental defective with the things you post. Anyone with NFL knowledge knows your words are full of racist hate for ALL white QB’s, your handle’s here also make that obvious.
    Now the conversation has ended…

  63. JunkYardDogg1156 says: Apr 30, 2010 2:51 PM

    @ BlondBlueDevils or Blueeyeddevils (same idiot)
    MV is 2-2 in playoff games, never progressing past the 2nd round. No one knew it at the time but the GB win was just the start of a string of disappointing, poor playoff performances by Farve.
    MV never threw for over 20 TD’s in a season.
    Last 2 seasons in Atlanta:
    8-7
    7-9
    OH yeah, he’s a GREAT QB. If he was as good behind center as he is at serial torture & murder of sick animals, he’d be the best of all time. As a human being, he is a defective, soulless POS. On the field he’s another failed project @ QB, a carnival act, a gimmick at best.

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