Last week ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald mentioned that Kevin Kolb is a quarterback that he would be in favor of playing with. In an interview with WIP’s Howard Eskin and Ike Reese, Kolb said that he was flattered by Fitzgeralds comments.
“I mean, if he’s not the best, he’s one of the best receivers in the NFL, superstar,” Kolb said. “For a guy like that to say something about me, it means a lot. And it’s awfully flattering, and I hope that if something happens, their name comes up.”
Kolb has already expressed his desire to be a starting quarterback in the NFL which leaves the Eagles in a situation where they can either committ to him longterm or trade him to a team in need of a starting quarterback. Philadelphia is rumored to be seeking a first-round pick in return for Kolb.
With the number of teams in need of solid quarterback, risking a first round pick seems like worthy enough investment in an attempt to solidify the most important position. One other thing to consider is that the upcoming draft has a lot of quarterbacks that will need time to develop. Would you rather draft a player like Blaine Garrett or Cam Newton with your first round pick or net Kevin Kolb in a trade? While I can see the arguments for both sides, Kolb has a better chance at stepping in and competing right away than the rookies would.