It’s not a secret that the Philadelphia Eagles are open to trading QB Kevin Kolb if trading is allowed prior or during the NFL Draft.
Eagles head coach Andy Reid said this week that a “number of people” are interested in Kolb. However, teams are not looking to acquire veteran QB Michael Vick.
"That's not where people are at. The focus is really on Kevin,” Reid said during the NFL owners meetings media breakfast earlier this week. “I keep my ears open on everything. Michael's our quarterback right now. We'll see how all that (long-term contract) goes. Michael's our quarterback right now, and that's how I expect it to be ... I'm not trading Michael ... Michael's the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles this year.”
While trading Kolb after the draft would be difficult because they would only be receiving compensation for next year’s draft in addition to players if trading players were allowed, Reid isn’t ruling out making a move later on.
"We're going to keep our ears open on everything. If (trades are allowed and) it's before, if it's after, who knows right now? I'm always going to make sure the Eagles are OK. I know Kevin is a quarterback who can win a championship,” Reid explained. “For me to let him go, it's got to be something special. We've got quite a few people very interested in him. It's got to be the right deal, in order to do something like that … You look at the option of what that (2012) pick is. The future, that part doesn't bother me. Depends on what the pick is. Maybe there has to be something else involved with it, you know? That's all right."