If there was ever any doubt about the Philadelphia Eagles willingness to trade Kevin Kolb it looks like you can lay those to rest. That’s because the team’s website is now trying to drive up the price of the young quarterback. At least it looks that way.
Over the weekend PhiladelphiaEagles.com ran a piece that suggested the team should get a lot more than many people think back in return for Kolb.
NFL Network’s Charley Casserly, a two-time Super Bowl-champion general manager, believes that with the NFL Draft now in the rear-view mirror Kolb’s trade value has only increased. Casserly believes the Eagles should receive more than a first-round pick for the veteran quarterback.
Casserly’s reasoning is simple.
“If you don’t have (a quarterback), you can’t play,” he said.
Alright, the fact that someone thinks that Kolb is worth more than a first-round pick isn’t all that odd and who are we to argue with a two-time Super Bowl winning general manager? What is strange is the fact that this is posted on the team’s official website.
The NFL work stoppage has made things a little interesting to say the least. Since no teams can sign free agents or make trades the fans and the media have been left to guess what the next moves will be for teams. It also must be difficult for coaches and general managers preparing for a season that may or may not happen with rosters far from complete.
Could the post on the Eagles website be a smoke signal to other teams about the value they expect in return for Kolb or could it just be a staff writer scrambling like the rest of us to find something to write about? We don’t know and thanks to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling it will be awhile before we find out just how much they’ll really get.