Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid acknowledged this week that teams have shown some interest in QB Kevin Kolb, a player who the team is still very high on. Kolb was selected in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the team.
“He’s ours. So everything else from there is easy,” he told the team’s official website. “It’s kind of what I said last year. If people are interested, they’ll come to you. But on the other hand, do we love Kevin Kolb? Are you kidding me?”
Kolb is on the final year of his contract and carries a fully guaranteed base salary of $1.392 million. Veteran QB Michael Vick is the starter for the Eagles, so trading Kolb makes a lot of sense even though Kolb is pretty good insurance.
"People have shown a little interest (in Kolb), and as this thing picks up, I’m sure it will continue,’’ Reid said. "Listen, we’ll sit back and we’ll evaluate."
With the current NFL lockout, players are not allowed to be traded or signed to contracts, so it's possible that the Eagles will still have Kolb on their 80-man roster by the time the NFL Draft rolls around in late April.