The Eagles are once again shopping a backup quarterback.
Mike Kafka, one of four quarterbacks on the Eagles’ roster right now, may not last much longer in Philadelphia, because the Eagles are trying to trade him, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network.
That news isn’t surprising, considering that Philadelphia already has Michael Vick as the starter, Nick Foles as an impressive rookie and Trent Edwards as an experienced veteran backup. It doesn’t make sense for the Eagles to keep four quarterbacks for long.
It’s also not surprising because the Eagles have shown again and again and again that they know how to find value in quarterbacks by trading them to other teams: In Andy Reid’s time in Philadelphia, the Eagles have received a second-round pick from the Dolphins for A.J. Feeley, a sixth-round pick from the Vikings for Kelly Holcomb, a second-round pick and a fourth-round pick from the Redskins for Donovan McNabb, and a second-round pick and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for Kevin Kolb. The Eagles ended up getting the better end of all of those trades.
That history may indicate to other teams that they should steer clear of trading for a quarterback the Eagles are shopping. It’s possible that Kafka could metamorphose into a quality NFL player, but everyone in the NFL should know by now that if you’re shopping for a quarterback in Philadelphia, it’s buyer beware.