Philadelphia Eagles: Weighing the Ups and Downs of Retaining Kevin Kolb

January 13, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will become a free agent this year. All indications seem to be that the Eagles will either place the franchise tag on him or give him a new deal. Keeping that in mind, many are wondering what the Eagles should do with Kevin Kolb.
Should the Eagles keep Kolb? Should they trade him? Let’s look at some of the positives and negatives of both.
First, if you keep Kolb, you get a very serviceable backup for a cheap price. The majority of Kolb’s contract was paid to him this year, and he’ll be making significantly less in 2011.
Not only is he a cheap option, but Kolb knows the Eagles system very well. It’s the only NFL system he’s been asked to learn since he entered the league. He had time to sit behind Donovan McNabb and learn the system as well as ask McNabb questions.
Although there have been times where Kolb hasn’t looked good, there have also been times where he’s looked incredible. When h...

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