2011 NFL Draft Buzz: Why the Philadelphia Eagles Need to Trade Kevin Kolb

March 11, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Lost in some of the buzz around the NFL combine last week and the ongoing labor negotiations between the owners and the players' association have been trade rumors surrounding Kevin Kolb.
Last year, the Philadelphia Eagles had the luxury of two starting-caliber quarterbacks, but a number of factors have made it increasingly likely the Eagles will deal Kolb before the draft this year.
The first, and most obvious, is Michael Vick. It became evident around the time that Vick was destroying the Washington Redskins on Monday night that the Eagles had no choice but to bring him back, and they did just that by slapping the franchise tag on him this offseason.
Barring injury, which is admittedly no small risk for a running quarterback like Vick, Kolb won't see the field this coming year. That means the team can either deal him now or risk him leaving at the end of the season without receiving any compensation.
Beyond that, though, conditions are prime for the Eagles to exac...

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