We all know the Eagles got railroaded by the lockout during this past NFL draft because they want to move backup QB Kevin Kolb, but can’t. There has been a ton of speculation about where he could end up after the lockout, with teams like the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers popping up in rumors.
Well, let’s just keep that going. Adam Schefter said on NFL Live on Tuesday that he thinks Arizona (or possibly Seattle…sort of) is the likely landing spot. It would make sense since the Niners and Bengals addressed the position in the draft.
“I think that when the lockout is lifted, there’s no doubt that the Philadelphia Eagles are going to trade Kevin Kolb,” Schefter said. “I think at this point in time, it’s fairly certain that he’s going to wind up in the NFC West. Right now, all signs point to Kevin Kolb somehow finding his way to Arizona, which would make Larry Fitzgerald very happy, which would make the Cardinals an instant contender in the NFC West, and it would make them the team that they were a couple of years ago when Kurt Warner was playing quarterback, rather than last year when they had the quarterback carousel.
“Kevin Kolb is going to get dealt from Philadelphia, most likely going to be to the NFC West, and right now all signs point to Arizona.”
It would make sense since both teams still are completely awful at quarterback. Matt Hasselbeck is close to toast, despite a nice performance against the Saints in the playoffs. Charlie Whitehurst was a third-stringer in San Diego for a reason. And the Cardinals have the likes of John Skelton and Max Hall on their roster.
That said, I have no idea what Schefter is talking about comparing Kolb to Kurt Warner. Warner could be a Hall of Famer and Kolb has only shown so far that he’s capable of being inconsistent.
Anyone else notice the national guys have a much higher opinion of Kolb than the Philly locals? I’m not saying he’s bad, but getting compared to the likes of Warner and Aaron Rodgers is premature to say the least.