ESPN’s John Clayton was just on Sportscenter and he says that teams look at Kevin Kolb like they did with Matt Schaub when he was backing up Michael Vick in Atlanta. He said the Eagles could definitely get a first round pick for Kolb, but they could probably get more.
The ESPN information guy said he believes the Birds could get a first and third round pick for Kevin. He believes there’s a chance the Arizona Cardinals, who have the 12th pick in the first round may be willing to give up that pick for Kolb.
The key for Kolb will be the Collective Bargaining Agreement. If it’s not done by March 4th, then Kolb will likely be with the Eagles through the NFL draft. Perhaps the Birds would be shrewd enough to workout a deal with a team and have that team draft the people which the Eagles want and consummate the deal after the CBA is completed.
Doing a deal of that sort would require some major trust between organizations. With that being the case, I could see Minnesota with for Reid assistant Leslie Frazier at the helm, being a team which has a quarterback need an a close relationship with the Eagles, being a good prospect for such a deal.
Cleveland would be a prospect also with Reid’s mentor Mike Holmgren being the team President, former Eagles GM Tom Heckert running their front office, and former Eagles quarterback coach Pat Shurmur, but word on the street is that they like Colt McCoy and are going to hitch their wagon to him.
The Carolina Panthers with former Eagles assistant Ron Rivera in charge and a gaping hole at the quarterback position, would be a team I could see willing to work a deal if they didn’t have the first pick in the draft. I could see the Panthers and Eagles working out a deal if the Birds were willing to give up Kolb and a couple of defensive players like Brodrick Bunkley and Stewart Bradley.
That would mean the Birds are sure about injured rookie Brandon Graham. For that move the Birds would get a shot at can’t miss prospect Da’Quan Bowers.
The Cardinals have the need for a quarterback and their star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has said he wants Kolb, but is the trust there to work around the stalled CBA talks.