Though new Eagles starter Kevin Kolb had said or done nothing to suggest unhappiness with a contract that was due to pay him $550,000 in 2010, it appears that he didn’t like the situation one bit.
Upon meeting with the media after signing a new deal that pays out more than $12 million over two years, all of which is guaranteed, Kolb seemed to suggest that he was quietly clamoring for a raise.
Asked about the importance of getting the deal done before the start of minicamp on Friday, Kolb said, “”It was important. We can put all this behind us now and look forward to the most important thing which is winning football games and getting prepared as possible with the guys that are out there.”
The phrase “put all this behind us” strongly implies that there was something that needed to be put behind them. And that something would likely be Kolb’s displeasure with a deal that was due to pay him less than five percent of the money that the guy they ran out of town was due to earn.
In the end, the Eagles did the smart — and fair — thing. If they want Kolb to be the starter, they needed to pay him like a starter. Even at $12.25 million over two years, they’re getting a good deal, especially since Jake Delhomme is getting $7 million for only one.