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Andy Reid happy for Kevin Kolb: He’s set for life and a good player

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Most people would agree that the Eagles got the better part of the deal when they traded quarterback Kevin Kolb to the Cardinals for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round draft pick. But as Eagles coach Andy Reid prepares to play against Kolb on Sunday, he’s not gloating about winning that trade.

Instead, Reid is talking up Kolb as a good quarterback who made out well when the Cardinals agreed not only to trade for him, but to give him a five-year, $63 million contract.

[H]e actually came in as a starter and signed a big contract,” Reid told the Philadelphia Daily News. “So he was able to take care of his family. For the rest of his life, he’s set. And he’s still a good football player.”

Reid is certainly right that Kolb is set for life, assuming he doesn’t do anything stupid with his money: That Cardinals contract, which included $21 million guaranteed, has already paid him enough to last many lifetimes.

What remains to be seen is whether Reid is right to call Kolb a good football player. Kolb is currently starting and playing reasonably well in Arizona, but he’s only starting because John Skelton got hurt, and Kolb still hasn’t proven that he can be a consistent starter in the NFL.

It’s nice that Reid says he’s happy for Kolb. But if he’s honest, he’d also say he’s happy he traded Kolb.

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27 Responses to “Andy Reid happy for Kevin Kolb: He’s set for life and a good player”
  1. jimnaizeeum says: Sep 22, 2012 8:07 PM

    What he said:
    “He actually came in as a starter and signed a big contract,” And he’s still a good football player.”

    What he meant:
    I’m almost embarrassed that we fleeced the Cardinals for a 2nd rd pick & DRC for this guy.

  2. astrosfan75956 says: Sep 22, 2012 8:09 PM

    How many Vince young lifetimes is he set for?

  3. cali49er707 says: Sep 22, 2012 8:09 PM

    Instead, Reid is talking up Kolb as a good quarterback who made out well when the Cardinals agreed not only to trade for him, but to give him a five-year, $63 million contract.
    ______________________________

    Somewhere Latrell Sprewell is asking himself “Now how is he suppose to feed his family with that??”

  4. huskersrock1 says: Sep 22, 2012 8:12 PM

    and we got 2 second rounders for him.

  5. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 22, 2012 8:12 PM

    Kolb owes Reid a nice, fat $5M check, because God knows Kolb would have been out of the league and barely made a million otherwise from Reid’s overhype.

  6. jh500 says: Sep 22, 2012 8:13 PM

    Reid is too nice. Good player?

  7. bobbyhoying says: Sep 22, 2012 8:16 PM

    I think Andy would have coached up up like he has with so many others.

  8. broncsfan72 says: Sep 22, 2012 8:16 PM

    they’re 2-0 enough said.

  9. jimcaldwellsucks says: Sep 22, 2012 8:17 PM

    Kolb > Vick
    Kolb has struggled since he’s not in the West Coast Offense which amplifies every QB’s abilities.

    Kolb > Vick just like the other QBs in Philly > Vick.

  10. droop says: Sep 22, 2012 8:25 PM

    “Kolb should’ve accepted his backup role,” says Charlie Batch in his mind, “much more satisfying being the best backup quarterback.”

    Better than being a horrible starter.

  11. rr2000k says: Sep 22, 2012 8:33 PM

    Translation: Boy did we get one over on the Cards.

  12. bennyb82 says: Sep 22, 2012 8:57 PM

    Wouldnt it be great if Kolb goes on to win a super bowl at some point?

  13. mrplow3 says: Sep 22, 2012 9:17 PM

    Honestly, if Kolb had stayed in Philly he probably would continued to be a good system QB for Andy Reid. He was quite consistent for the Eagles.

    Many QB’s have a way of going from good to terrible after leaving Reid’s system -cough- Detmer, Mcnabb, Feely, Kolb, Garcia -cough-

  14. hrmlss says: Sep 22, 2012 9:20 PM

    not set for life the way his wife shops in Scottsdale….

  15. eventhorizon04 says: Sep 22, 2012 9:49 PM

    jimcaldwellsucks says: Sep 22, 2012 8:17 PM

    “Kolb > Vick
    Kolb has struggled since he’s not in the West Coast Offense which amplifies every QB’s abilities.”

    I’m not a Vick fan, but that’s one of the dumber comments I’ve read on this site.

    The West Coast Offense “amplifies every QB’s abilities?” Well, gee, then why doesn’t every team use it? And why draft a QB – just sign an undrafted free agent, run the “West Coast Offense,” and voila, Hall of Fame career.

    Go Google “West Coast offense.”

  16. kremis says: Sep 22, 2012 10:12 PM

    okay a lot of guys were set for life in the nfl, or so they thought…..kevin can take the after tax of that $21 million bonus approximately $14 million and invest in bank cd at 2% and have a cool $280, 000 a year without touching that $14 million. or put it in utility stocks paying 6% dividend and make $820,000 a year without touching the $14 million, Can he live on $820,000 a year? By the way, no charge for that investment advice… I am a huge cardinal fan and CPA!

  17. snoilog says: Sep 22, 2012 10:13 PM

    Kevin Kolb = Scott Mitchell

  18. bobonmycob says: Sep 22, 2012 10:40 PM

    See you can be set for life for not accomplishing anything and being a 2nd-3rd string QB. Lottery winners do it all the time.

  19. mojosmagic says: Sep 22, 2012 10:45 PM

    I don’t care how much money the Cards gave Kolb just sack him 6 times, a few turnovers and win on Sunday.

  20. therealhook says: Sep 22, 2012 10:49 PM

    Honestly, if Kolb had stayed in Philly he probably would continued to be a good system QB for Andy Reid. He was quite consistent for the Eagles.

    Many QB’s have a way of going from good to terrible after leaving Reid’s system -cough- Detmer, Mcnabb, Feely, Kolb, Garcia -cough-
    ——————-
    Agree, but Garcia was great before and pretty good after Philly. Reid deffinatly puts his qbs in a position to succeed though, and it starts with him always trying to build the o-line. Something the cards lack. That and a running game

  21. fordmandalay says: Sep 22, 2012 11:20 PM

    I hear he’s really nice to his dog too.

  22. xx4zu1 says: Sep 23, 2012 12:53 AM

    Wouldn’t it change the minds of people of Wick threw 4 more picks and Kolb lit the Eagles up for 400 yards and 4 TD’s enroute to a blow out.

  23. truths4all says: Sep 23, 2012 1:01 AM

    Seems really silly to keep ragging on Kolb BEFORE The Cards-Philly game is over. Perhaps Reid will be able to use his knowledge of Kolb’s skills and tendencies to really dominate the Cards offense. Perhaps Kolb will be able to bring his knowledge of Philly’s defense to exploit it towards a win. Regardless of the money, draft picks and personnel involved in the Kolb trade, the most valuable issue is WHO WINS the game? Keep in mind you cannot buy any wins in the NFL and wins are more valuable than gold as jobs and careers ride on having enough wins. And which Defense will dominate the other team’s Offense? It sure does not look like its going to be a good day for either offense.

  24. westclaims says: Sep 23, 2012 1:25 AM

    A lot of old tired re-hashed comments. Eagles got over on the Cards etc etc. Hence the article and its true purpose.

    If the Cards lose tomorrow….kudos to those that mock. If the Cards win tomorrow….

  25. azc86 says: Sep 23, 2012 4:33 AM

    Eagles fans gloat that they fleeced the cardinals but they used the 36th pick in the 2007 draft for kolb and traded him for the 51st pick and a cb who wasn’t the same after a bad injury and who gives up big plays.
    It’s not like they turned a free agent or late round pick into a high draft pick, they drafted a high 2nd rounder and traded it for a mid 2nd rounder and a cb. Fair deal to me.

  26. bengalskuta82 says: Sep 23, 2012 8:12 AM

    Ok Andy both u and I know Kevin set for life financially but not a starting QB in the NFL. If u knew he was cable of being a starter u would have traded him..

  27. mymanmccoy says: Sep 23, 2012 8:25 AM

    @kremis,

    That’s excellent advice, I don’t see Kolb “making it rain” anytime soon and no talk of a posse, so he’s got that going for him right away! BTW, I think interest rates are going to make a return, and as a financial advisor, I’m putting alot of my clients in short term bonds to prepare for the interest rate and market move back up after Nov. 6th if you know what I mean!

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