Kevin Kolb has made it clear he wants to be a starting quarterback, and he knows it won’t happen in Philadelphia this year. All signs point the Eagles dealing Kolb when they get a chance.
But what if they don’t get a chance until late August or September? What if it becomes too difficult to deal Kolb quickly if the work stoppage drags on too long?
“I’ll go to work as a backup if that happens,” Kolb told Chearean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “That’ll be my job. That’s a possibility. I hope it doesn’t happen.”
Williams spent an entire day with Kolb, who is keeping busy by entering fishing tournaments. (He estimates he has earned $3,500 in career earnings.) Kolb is also working out and throwing four days a week. He threw 99 passes on the day Williams was there, into a net.
We still fully anticipate Kolb getting dealt, but his attitude gives the Eagles options. If they couldn’t get a deal done quickly in 2011, perhaps they could franchise tag him in 2012 and trade him like the Patriots did with Matt Cassel.