ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reported that the he believes that the Philadelphia Eagles may be willing to field calls regarding Kevin Kolb and points to the Cleveland Browns as a potential destination for Kolb.
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer refutes the earlier rumors that the Cleveland Browns contacted the Eagles last night.
Other teams such as the Arizona Cardinals and the Buffalo Bills could be interested in acquiring a better option at quarterback but this is purely speculation as of now.
If the Eagles decide to trade away their backup quarterback they would be left with limited options at the position given that Mike Kafka is the teams third-string quarterback. In order for the Eagles to trade Kolb in the coming weeks they will have to receive a competitive offer before they will likely consider getting rid of him.
Within hours of the Eagles announcement that Michael Vick will be the teams starting quarterback for the foreseeable future, the Cleveland Browns took the initiative and called about the availability of Kevin Kolb. This news comes from Anthony Gargano of WIP in Philadelphia.
The Browns were informed that Kolb is not currently available despite losing the starting job for the Eagles.
Andy Reid did little to squash the rumors about Kevin Kolb being traded. During Reid’s Wednesday morning press conference, he said that he was unable to predict whether Kolb will be a part of the Eagles roster after the trade deadline which isn’t exactly an endorsement of the teams support for Kolb.
The Eagles may have changed their opinion of Kolb’s longterm potential as the teams starting quarterback. The fact that the Eagles have said that Kolb remains unavailable doesn’t mean that they are unwilling to trade him before the deadline. Kolb’s name will surely be attached to plenty of rumors in the coming weeks.