The chatter regarding a possible trade between the Cardinals and Eagles involving Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Kevin Kolb continues to pick up steam.
Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Eagles will want more for Kolb than just DRC, likely a mid-round draft pick. That’s not a big surprise, although we’re not sure the Cardinals will give up a high pick with a quality starting cornerback. McLane says the Eagles may want a second or third-round pick in addition to Rodgers-Cromartie.
That sounds a little steep, but Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News says at this point he’d be surprised if Kolb doesn’t land in Arizona in a deal that involves Rodgers-Cromartie.
Meanwhile, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic gave a hint to why such a talented young cornerback may be available.
“Coaches have had to continually stay on him about study habits, consistency and attention to detail. After three seasons, perhaps the Cardinals have grown tired of harping on Rodgers-Cromartie,” Somers writes.
Somers writes that throwing in a quality pick to acquire Kolb in addition to Rodgers-Cromartie could potentially be a “dealbreaker.”
The question here: How desperate are the Cardinals to get Kolb over a less costly quarterback option this offseason?