When the NFL re-opens for business, it sure sounds like Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb will be very available in a trade.
We noted last week that coach Andy Reid was following the same script as 2010, when he remained coy about his plans for Donovan McNabb before essentially putting up a for sale sign at the owners meetings.
Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman made it clear — like Reid did last week — that the team would entertain offers for Kolb.
“Obviously, there’s a lot of interest in a player like Kevin Kolb,” Roseman said via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Roseman followed much of the same script as Reid. They will look at anything to help their team. Then he even tried to sell Kolb a bit.
“When you look at the history of quarterbacks getting drafted, you’re not looking at a group that’s a slam-dunk to begin with,” Roseman said. With Kolb on the other hand, “You’ve got a bird in the hand, in terms of a guy who’s played at a high level and played against top-level competition.”
Trading Kolb makes sense. Andy Reid knows how to develop quarterbacks, so the team may as well get something for Kolb now before he leaves in 2012. Dealing him is a sign of a few things:
1) The Eagles expect to have Michael Vick for a long time.
2) The Eagles probably don’t love Kolb as much as they did a year ago.
3) The team is confident enough in Mike Kafka to envision him starting games in 2011 if and when Vick gets hurt.