Report: Eagles could work on QB deal in Orlando
The Philadelphia Eagles have maintained all along that they can go into the 2010 with the same three quarterbacks they had last season – Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb and, on yeah, Michael Vick.
But Vick would come with a big price tag for even a No. 2 quarterback if he indeed returns, and popular thinking is that something has to give. One of the quarterbacks probably will not return to the team. But who leaves and generates what in trade remains to be seen.
Maybe the ball will get rolling today at the owners meetings in Orlando, Fla., reports Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. It’s an ideal location for the all principles involved to begin some backroom dealing and lay the groundwork for a deal before next month’s draft.
Remember, coach Andy Reid has repeatedly stated that McNabb will be the team’s quarterback. It’s going to remain that way until a deal comes together for him. But where could he be dealt at this point? McLane reports that Cleveland and Seattle can be eliminated as potential destinations after their latest moves. The Eagles surely would demand at least a first-round pick in exchange for McNabb.
Then there is the case of Vick. The team picked up his roster bonus and McLane reports the asking price for him is a second-round draft pick, which seems high. St. Louis has been mentioned as a possible destination but the Rams seem to be zeroing in on Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford with the first pick in the draft. The Eagles might have to take a late-round pick in exchange for Vick.
The Eagles with new general manager Howie Roseman have already been active in the trade market, cutting a deal with the Seahawks for defensive end Darryl Tapp. Perhaps Roseman and Reid will work toward brokering another deal in the coming days.
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