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Kevin Kolb hopes Cardinals take a look at him

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A report surfaced before the Super Bowl that Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald gave the team’s front office some advice about the quarterback position in Arizona, and suggested Kevin Kolb as a possible target.

Kolb was flattered by the attention.

“I mean, if he’s not the best, he’s one of the best receivers in the NFL, superstar,” Kolb said on WIP with Howard Eskin this week via Sheil Kapadia of Philly.com. “For a guy like that to say something about me, it means a lot.  And it’s awfully flattering, and I hope that if something happens, their name comes up.”

Kolb went on to repeat his stance that he wants to be starting elsewhere next year.  It sounds like the Eagles haven’t told him one way or another what they will do with him.

Anything is possible, but a long delay in a CBA agreement will make it less likely Kolb will get his wish to leave.

“I truly believe that they’re going to try and do what’s best for myself and the team, and if that doesn’t work out, I obviously won’t be happy about it,” Kolb said.  “But in my opinion, it won’t be their fault if it doesn’t work out. I think it’ll be because of the CBA not getting done.”

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  1. sterilizecromartie says: Feb 13, 2011 1:07 PM

    Kolb is going to be expensive. Philly doesn’t have to get rid of him. He is fairly cheap and he is an excellent backup when your QB takes as many hits as Vick.

    If I am Arizona, I am more inclined to take a look at Kyle Orton. I think he can be had pretty cheap… or at least cheaper than Kolb. He is also more proven than Kolb is.

    Didn’t Fitz also recommend Bulger? That’s not a good move. He hasn’t been a starting quality QB in nearly 3 years.

  2. duanethomas says: Feb 13, 2011 1:12 PM

    1st Bishes! I dont think it will happen and if The NFL goes to a 18 game season, 2 good qb’s will be a must not a luxury. So he stays he Philly and backs up Vick for another season

  3. thehighhat says: Feb 13, 2011 1:15 PM

    Says a lot about a guy that he WILLINGLY wants to go to NFL purgatory in Arizona. He obviously isn’t that concerned with winning.

  4. phinfan says: Feb 13, 2011 1:17 PM

    Two grown men showing way too much love for each other.

    Ew. Makes me feel weird inside.

  5. sjoyner59 says: Feb 13, 2011 1:17 PM

    I think Kolb with a good offensive line to protect him will do well in the NFL.I also feel he is starting quarterback material in the league and has earned his shot to be a starter.Kolb is a class act and has been the good soldier in Philly playing behind Vick and should be traded hopefully for a first rd draft pick( middle to late 1st rd I think is possible). He is a luxury I would love to have ,a second string QB with starter talent in case of injury and that is something few teams have in the NFL these days.The Eagles have more holes than a piece of Swiss Cheese and need to move Kolb to fill some of them( offensive line,CB,DL to name a few) before the season starts.I would like to see the birds get a 1st round pick for him plus our own 1st and draft a couple defensive players who will come in this year and make a difference for them right away…..I like Kolb and would like to see this kid get his chance to play somewhere,he has earned it.

  6. joetoronto says: Feb 13, 2011 1:18 PM

    “Kevin Kolb hopes Cardinals takes a look at him”

    Rosenthal must belong to a union too, that would explain how he still has a job.

  7. jonlynia says: Feb 13, 2011 1:21 PM

    CBA and trade talks are deffinately NOT fullfilling my need for football this weekend….

  8. tombrookshire says: Feb 13, 2011 1:26 PM

    Ried would banish him to Siberia if he could. He sent McNabb to Washington knowing how well that would work out for McNabb. He was pathetic. Reid hates to be shown up and he will send Kolb someplace like Buffalo where there would be little opportunity for Kolb to do so.

  9. scytherius says: Feb 13, 2011 1:28 PM

    That would be a really good fit for him.

  10. grantgoodman93 says: Feb 13, 2011 1:32 PM

    I think the eagles are gonna be far too stingy with him when he starts demanding the trade. He has promise but I wouldn’t give a 1st rounder and I think that is what they will ask

  11. linder10 says: Feb 13, 2011 1:32 PM

    Arizona would be doing a smart thing by grabbing Kevin Kolb. He’d team up well w/ Larry Fitzgerald. Then they could focus on drafting another big play receiver, but especially a runningback.

  12. jc1958cool says: Feb 13, 2011 1:34 PM

    what a crybaby! when your a free agent you can go where you want! just call him cutler junior!lol

  13. fthrvic says: Feb 13, 2011 1:39 PM

    NICE!!!!

  14. satanphoenix says: Feb 13, 2011 1:44 PM

    The good news is he wants to play for Cards and we are not most players number 1 choice due to ownership, a state that is not ethnicly friendly and the other dirty little secret that gives the Cards trouble signing FA… its sucks to fly to the east coast from here.

    The bad news is Kolb just jacked up his trading price with his comments.

  15. gtmann says: Feb 13, 2011 1:49 PM

    The Eagles would be out of their minds to trade Kolb. With the way Vick plays they need a quality backup, especially if the go to an 18 game season. I think Kolb will get his chace this coming season. Vick is regressing to his old Atlanta self. He lost that packers game with that pick. 33 seconds to play, 1st down AND he had Maclin wide open in the middle of the the field with nothing but green in front of him.

  16. smokehouse56 says: Feb 13, 2011 1:51 PM

    The Eagles own the rights to Kolb. Kolb doesn’t own the Eagles. I see no reason for the Eagles to part ways with him. He under contract. If you’re told to back up, than do it. If you’re told to play, just do that also. Collect your money and shut up.

  17. sdchargers25 says: Feb 13, 2011 1:51 PM

    Kolb is TERRIBLE. I dont know why anyone looks at this guy as something other than another Derek Anderson. . . ya he really improved his stock with his last start…3 INT’s and a Fumble to the house. NICE.

    and Sal Paolantonio has clearly lost it. He said Kolb would take over for Vick if he struggled in the playoff game. Cmon man, get your mind right, KOLB SUCKS!

  18. trigdaddy says: Feb 13, 2011 2:12 PM

    As an Eagles fan I wasn’t very impressed with Kolb. He showed more promise last season when he stepped in for two games when McNabb was injured. This year he didnt look great. Our O-line wasn’t great this year, but Vick found a way to play with them for most of the season. (Kolb had a good game against Atlanta I will give him that). Either way any first round offer for him should be taken. Kakfa as a backup and some sort of veteran signed in FA would be plenty. As a commenter said earlier, we need the draft picks to plug more glaring holes in the D.

  19. forallyoupatriotshaters says: Feb 13, 2011 2:16 PM

    brady to fitzgerald will be fun to watch next year

  20. sdchargers25 says: Feb 13, 2011 2:19 PM

    and anyone putting thumbs down on my previous comment ^^… What exactly has Kolb done in his career to earn a starting job? NOTHING.

  21. tsutor88 says: Feb 13, 2011 2:29 PM

    Kolb is a very capable starting QB in the NFL, but whether or not he’s a probowl/superbowl QB remains to be seen. I believe if the Eagles can tack on an additional pick(maybe 4th rounder) with Kolb towards a draft day trade for a 1st rounder…theres a few teams out there that would pull the trigger on that deal come draft day.

  22. gustwo says: Feb 13, 2011 2:35 PM

    This is just supposition so don’t over react. This IS the Eagles we’re talking about. They’ll go about doing what seem to be relatively sensible things and then WHAM..!, something totally off the wall, ( see Castillo, Juan ). They brought in a new, highly respected o-line coach to, in theory, up the protection for M. Vick. What if it’s to up the protection for Kolb..? They may or may not be able to get a 1st rounder for Kolb, what do you think they could get for Vick..? To the right team, two 1st rounders wouldn’t be out of the question. Reid has continually stated his confidence in Kolb being a viable NFL starter, it may not be smoke. It’s just a thought.

  23. gtmann says: Feb 13, 2011 2:50 PM

    This is just supposition so don’t over react. This IS the Eagles we’re talking about. They’ll go about doing what seem to be relatively sensible things and then WHAM..!, something totally off the wall, ( see Castillo, Juan ). They brought in a new, highly respected o-line coach to, in theory, up the protection for M. Vick. What if it’s to up the protection for Kolb..? They may or may not be able to get a 1st rounder for Kolb, what do you think they could get for Vick..? To the right team, two 1st rounders wouldn’t be out of the question. Reid has continually stated his confidence in Kolb being a viable NFL starter, it may not be smoke. It’s just a thought.

    Only problem is they can’t trade Vick. He is an UFA. The only way to trade him is to put the tag on him and that puts his salary in the $20 mil range. Think anyone else would pay him that and give up 1st round picks ?

  24. bspn2 says: Feb 13, 2011 3:33 PM

    Kolb doesn’t play for the Steelers, so the Cardinals aren’t interested in him.

  25. eaglelover1 says: Feb 13, 2011 3:45 PM

    Kolb is a system QB that needs to be in a Belicheat type offense. Am i saying that Kolb could do what Brady is doing………? HELL YES! Cassel did it and Kolb could do it. The spread offense is all the Pats are playing right now with emphasis on the YAC. That is right on line with what Kolb did in Collge. So if the Vikings run a spread offense similar to what the Lions did with Barry they will have a very explosive offense. Kolb Could become an MVP of the NFL based on his Brady like performance in that type of offense……

    Then I woke up and realized that dude is garbage and makes bad decisions and poor throws

  26. krow101 says: Feb 13, 2011 3:59 PM

    I think some team should trade 5 first rounders for Kolb. I mean after all… he has 5 starts and he lost his starting job to Vick. Course they could trade Vick… but that would be 10 first rounders.

    Hey… Eagles fans… you’re smoking crack. Cassel… McNaab… both went for #2s. Even the dumb-bunny Vikings won’t pay that kind of ransom.

  27. johnny1979 says: Feb 13, 2011 4:12 PM

    The Cardinals have experience with crappy QB’s, so why not look at Kolb?

  28. phillybirds says: Feb 13, 2011 4:51 PM

    Eagles piss me off for the most part. I’m a fan because I grew up in Philadelphia. Otherwise there’d be no reason to like them.

  29. goombar2 says: Feb 13, 2011 4:53 PM

    Nobody, and I mean nobody in the NFL will give 2 #1 picks for Kolb. 14 people gave a thumbs up to that? Only thumbs up is up your butts.

    I could see a second for the guy or him and a trade up in draft slots.

    But Kolb is an unproven commodity with a few years under his belt, but will need a few more to grow a little. He’s not elite and only elite players cost two firsts.

  30. thetooloftools says: Feb 13, 2011 5:27 PM

    Kolb to Minnesota will happen.

  31. cardz24 says: Feb 13, 2011 5:29 PM

    No QB is worth two 1st rd picks…..and Kolb will get traded if a team is willing to give a 2nd and or 3rd/4th for him. Since when do the eagles have a history of stellar QBs

  32. cardz24 says: Feb 13, 2011 5:32 PM

    what has any qb done to earn a starting job….what play good in college. because that works out all the time real well….after the past year how do you believe anything Reid has come out of his mouth. Vick did a bang up job in the playoffs for you!

  33. ny82jy says: Feb 13, 2011 5:36 PM

    If the eagles were smart they would keep kolb and trade that p.o.s Vick.. He will get injured again and if he’s not injured he will just throw more picks to cost the eagles more big games. I hope kolb gets traded. Well see who the better qb is two years down the line, at least kolb can throw the ball with some touch and accuracy..

  34. cardz24 says: Feb 13, 2011 5:36 PM

    I love how people crack on Whiz for tapping into the steelers for coaches and players, because they made the superbowl two years after he took over and if they had a decent QB this past year we would have won 9 or 10 games! Why not go after players you have inside knowledge about rather than some player you know nothing about but film.

  35. ny82jy says: Feb 13, 2011 5:41 PM

    sdchargers25 says:
    Feb 13, 2011 1:51 PM
    Kolb is TERRIBLE. I dont know why anyone looks at this guy as something other than another Derek Anderson. . . ya he really improved his stock with his last start…3 INT’s and a Fumble to the house. NICE.

    and Sal Paolantonio has clearly lost it. He said Kolb would take over for Vick if he struggled in the playoff game. Cmon man, get your mind right, KOLB SUCKS!

    How is kolb terrible ? He has never been given a fair shot At starting . I hate when people like you trash a player when neither you or me even know what kinda player he is. He also showed some good too in the games he played but judging by tour comments you probably weren’t watching

  36. axespray says: Feb 13, 2011 6:19 PM

    nah man, the eagles would want a 2nd/1st rounder for Kolb….

    How about our backup? (matt flynn for a 3rd/4th rounder)…..

    just saying…..our backup is availble(?misspell)

  37. bleedeaglegreen says: Feb 13, 2011 7:36 PM

    Sweet Irony:

    Kolb goes to the Cards or Vikes & wins a Super Bowl. We keep the evil one & don’t make the playoffs. That would serve Andy Reid right.

    Nothing would tickle me more, anytime Reid looks like the effing idiot he is, life is sweet.
    Here to hoping they trade Kolb & he does well.

  38. sdchargers25 says: Feb 13, 2011 7:55 PM

    @ny82jy

    um ya i have been watching all of the eagles games since kolb came in to the league and he has shown ZERO promise. He had 1 good game against the chiefs 2 years ago when they were a bad team. 1 good game against a below 500 team. NICE. Kolb BLOWS. He cannot read coverages, might as well just play without wide receivers too. just give him a runningback to check down to and a tight end to run a route down the middle. THATS ALL HE CAN THROW TO.

    And ok and lets say youre right. he hasnt had a real opportunity. how about every backup in the NFL, we should let all of them start too because they havent had a chance.

    Kolb is absolute trash and anyone who thinks otherwise needs to check themselves and start watching another spot because obviously you cant see what a good player looks like.

  39. sufferingbirdsfan says: Feb 13, 2011 7:56 PM

    Well Kev, it doesn’t matter what you or Fitz want. Your cap number is cheap and Vick will almost certainly get dinged up during the season so unless the Cards are crazy enough to give up a 1st rounder your ass is staying put!

  40. Canyonero says: Feb 13, 2011 8:10 PM

    Would love to see Kolb as a Cardinal!

    And who’s to say Andy Reid won’t do it? He promoted an offense coach to DC. Clearly he’s thinking outside the box lately.

  41. 3octaveFart says: Feb 13, 2011 8:24 PM

    duanethomas says: Feb 13, 2011 1:12 PM

    “1st Bishes!”

    Who else laughs their a**es off when this clown yells “1st”, ..and then he isn’t?

  42. august1969 says: Feb 13, 2011 8:54 PM

    but Lfitz is going to the patriots for a 1…and a 2…

  43. exeaglefan says: Feb 13, 2011 9:01 PM

    Does Reid think Vick will be loyal? Eventually Vick will leave for whoever pays him the most. Then who will Reid have for a starting quarterback?

  44. oldbyrd says: Feb 14, 2011 10:31 AM

    How about this…Kolb to Arizona and our first round pick for….Their First and second round pick????

  45. andyreidisfat says: Feb 14, 2011 6:06 PM

    So here is whats going to happen. Arizona will trade their 1st and a 7th to the Eagles for Kolb and the Eagles third.

    This trade will work out for both teams. Arizona will have a QB of the future witch they can sign long term right now for a lot less than a guy like Orton since Orton is already making 8 million a year so you would have to raise that and kold is only at 1.3 so a raise from that won’t be as bad. The Eagles will then have the ability to trade out of that spot or take the top defensive player on the board.

    If the eagles sign Namdi then this will not happen as the front office will not pay what namdi is going to get plus a top ten picks price.

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