Originally posted by PTulini:
Eagles sound poised to trade Kevin Kolb - PFT
Peter King's MMQB
• Andy Reid apparently is serious about trading Kevin Kolb. At the NFL meetings Sunday, a good source told me Reid already has one team willing to offer a first-round pick for Kolb, and now he's looking for a team with a higher choice in the round to make him a better deal.
My take: I'd trade a very high draft pick to acquire Kolb instead of drafting one of the quarterbacks available this year. I'd want to reduce the risk of making a mistake high in the draft by taking the safe guy with ability? Kolb's 26. He's a coach's son. He's had some struggles running the Eagles offense in his seven career starts, but I saw him ruin the soon-to-be Super Bowl champion Saints with a 391-yard strafing in 2009; he played well enough to rout the playoff-bound Falcons and throw for 326 yards last season.
We've seen him do it. All the rookies have question marks. I know I'd sleep better at night with Kolb on my team this summer.
Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/peter_king/03/20/mmqb/index.html#ixzz1HF3rpTj2
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UPDATE: ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter emailed in with his thoughts on the topic (see below).
Over the weekend, there was another round of speculation on the future of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb. Last week, Eagles head coach Andy Reid had indicated that the team would listen to and evaluate trade offers for the Houston product.
Within his weekly "Monday Morning Quarterback" column, Peter King of Sports Illustrated brought some new information to light: there is one team that has already offered Reid and the Eagles a first-round pick in exchange for Kolb -- a piece of the known asking price -- and Reid is now looking for a QB-needy team willing to move a higher first-rounder.
King doesn't mention which team it is offering the first-rounder, but using mild deductive reasoning, it seems like this team is the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks were interested in trading for Kolb last offseason and have even less certainty at the QB position this offseason. Given that they have the No. 25 overall pick, they also fit the description from King's report in that they're the lowest-drafting of the QB-needy teams.
Previous rumors on the price tag for Kolb were that it would take a first-rounder and something else to land him. However, if one of the teams in the draft's top dozen picks were willing to offer up their pick, that would obviously be more enticing to the Eagles. That means it's now up to the Carolina Panthers, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings to decide whether they want a mildly proven vet in Kolb, a risky rookie or one of the other veteran free agent or trade options.
And as we always have to mention, even though a trade has already been offered, it can't be executed until there is some sort of resolution to the labor mess, either by court injunction or CBA.