(And this report could be a manufactured way to reduce Kevin Kolb’s pricetag. Got all that?)
Kent Somers is hearing that the Cardinals “think highly” of Orton.
“I believe the Cardinals have Kolb rated slightly ahead of Orton, but maybe not enough to justify paying a bounty to the Eagles for him,” Somers writes. “In other words, why give up substantially more for Kolb than you would for Orton?”
The Cardinals will try to let the Eagles know that they have options. It could just be a high stakes game of chicken between the two teams, but the report makes a lot of sense.
There are plenty of personnel evaluators that would likely agree the gap between Orton and Kolb is not necessarily a big one.