If Kevin Kolb is in Philly next year, he wants to be starter

Kevin Kolb wants to be the starting quarterback if he’s with the Philadelphia Eagles next season.

If he’s not going to start in Philadelphia, he’d like to be starting elsewhere.

Let the quarterback discussion commence a day after the Eagles’ season ended. Kolb, who was the starter entering this season until he was knocked out of the opener with a concussion and Michael Vick took off, has been a backup for most of four seasons with the Eagles.

The team signed Kolb to an extension this past offseason that gave him an $11 million bonus, making it highly unlikely he’ll be traded unless a team steps up in a big way with draft pick compensation.

"I love it here, as everybody knows," Kolb said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "My family's settled in here. I would love to be starting here. But I want to be starting somewhere."

Per the report, he was asked if he could handle Year 5 as a clipboard holder.

"I can't answer that question," Kolb responded.

"Obviously, there's a chance for a lot of things," Kolb said. "So I'll just wait and just talk to these guys and see what happens."

Vick is set to be an unrestricted free agent. The Eagles are expected to work on a longterm contract with him. Otherwise, provided there is a franchise tag in the new labor agreement, he’ll likely be tagged.

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