A year ago at this time, Eagles coach Andy Reid suddenly changed his tune regarding Donovan McNabb. After calling McNabb his starter then going silent, Reid announced at the league’s owner’s meetings that the Eagles were entertaining offers for McNabb.
Reid quietly made a similar admission this week about Kevin Kolb, even if it wasn’t as dramatic.
As pointed out by the Philadelphia Daily News, Reid told the Eagles’ website this week the team has received feelers on Kolb.
“People have shown a little interest [in Kolb], and as this thing picks up, I’m sure it will continue,” Reid said. “Listen, we’ll sit back and we’ll evaluate.”
Translation: We’re open for business. When it’s allowed.
The tricky part for the Eagles is that it may not be allowed until after the NFL draft, and they may no longer want to deal Kolb at that time. The Eagles could benefit from the NFLPA winning their injunction to re-start league business, because Kolb’s pricetag figures to be highest before he draft. It’salso possible that wouldn’t even happen until after the draft.
Either way, this is the clearest sign yet Reid is looking for a good deal on Kolb. Just like he was with McNabb a year ago.
“[Kolb's] ours,” Reid said. “Everything else from there is easy. It’s kind of like what I said last year. I f people are interested, they’ll come to you.”