ESPN’s Adam Schefter says not to forget about one in the AFC North.
“Add Bengals to list of teams interested in Kevin Kolb,” Schefter wrote Monday. “Connect dots: Bengals WR coach is James Urban, who was Eagles QB coach last year.”
That knowledge gives the Bengals some inside information on Kolb. Schefter says the team has discussed Kolb internally, which we’d expect.
The team’s scheme change this offseason also makes Kolb a logical fit. New offensive coordinator Jay Gruden wants to bring a timing Wes Coast offense built on short throws to Cincinnati. That plays to Kolb’s strengths.
At this point, it looks like the Bengals really are operating as if Carson Palmer isn’t returning. Or they are at least trying to make plans to replace him.
Unfortunately, the draft will likely be the only place to add players for quite a while. Which means we aren’t done with the Kolb speculating just yet.