March 21, 02011
The Philadelphia Eagles are working to drum up interest in quarterback Kevin Kolb.
According to a report by Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, they’ve already been offered a first-round draft pick for the backup quarterback. The problem is, in the midst of a lockout, players cannot be traded.
As we’ve detailed here before, the Eagles have to be rooting for a resolution to the labor impasse before the draft. Otherwise, they’d have to consider 2012 draft pick(s) in exchange for Kolb. Per King, now the Eagles are waiting to see if they can get an improved offer from another team.
The Eagles are committing to Michael Vick for the long term and they need to move Kolb because he is signed for only one more season. They also believe in Mike Kafka, who could step into the No. 2 role.
Given the number of teams in the market for a quarterback – three-quarters of the NFC West is in the market – the Eagles should be able to make a deal. But it all depends on the labor situation.
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