It was widely believed by many (but not us) that the Eagles and Cardinals already had a deal in place that would have sent quarterback Kevin Kolb to Arizona as soon as the 2011 trading period opened.
More than 12 hours after the NFL waved the green flag, no deal has been done. And it if truly was a done deal, the deal would be done by now.
Why? Because the Cardinals would want to immediately commence the process of getting Kolb ready, via meetings and film review and other stuff that needs to happen to get him prepared to play on September 11.
It appears that the Cardinals have realized that the Eagles have a habit of flipping quarterbacks who never do as well elsewhere as they do in Philly.
And it appears that the Cardinals are exploring other options. Which means that the Eagles will need to temper their expectations in order to move Kolb.
Either way, it’s now clear that the deal isn’t done. And that it wasn’t done. And that it may never be done.