The news doesn’t come as a surprise. In fact, any other decision from Philadelphia would be a little crazy.
Schefter also reports that the Eagles will be open to listening to offers for Kevin Kolb. Andy Reid said he’d love to have Kolb back in 2011, but he also said Donovan McNabb was his starting quarterback a year ago at this time.
Kolb is only due $1.4 million this year, so the Eagles could afford to keep both players if they chose. (In fact, they would spend roughly the same money on quarterbacks in 2011 as 2010 if they kept both.)
The lack of a collective bargaining agreement could make any potential trade of Kolb difficult. Let’s say the owners and players didn’t come to an agreement until mid-August.
A team may not give up full price for Kolb when they wouldn’t have much time to get him ready for the season.