Andy Reid: Eagles will 'sit back and evaluate' Kevin Kolb offers
Andy Reid didn’t announce anything we didn’t know – that the Philadelphia Eagles are fielding offers for quarterback Kevin Kolb – but he reinforced it this week in an interview with the team’s Web site.
The key, as Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News noted, will be whether or not NFL business resumes before the draft in late April. That will give the Eagles a window to shop Kolb to the teams out there that are otherwise sifting through candidates for the draft.
“People have shown a little interest (in Kolb), and as this thing picks up, I’m sure it will continue," Reid said. “Listen, we’ll sit back and we’ll evaluate.
“He’s ours. Everything else from there is easy. It’s kind of like what I said last year. If people are interested, they’ll come to you. But on the other hand, do we love Kevin Kolb? Are you kidding me? I mean, this guy is a helluva football player.
"You look at his numbers and the things he did when he had the opportunity to start, and you start six or seven games and you’re the NFC Offensive Player of the Week twice, and all the 300-yard games he put together and the way he commands the offense and all these things, you’re not in a big hurry to get rid of Kevin Kolb.”
Kolb is under contract for only one more season so the Eagles risk losing him a year from now and getting nothing in return. If they’re fully committed to Michael Vick, dealing Kolb while his value is high makes sense. They need a chance to do it before the draft to maximize their opportunities.
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