It’s been the talk of the football world for the past five months. When there was no other Eagles news out there, it was the topic of constant speculation.
Where would Kevin Kolb be traded for the 2011 season?
It was rumored that the Eagles could get whatever they wanted for him, as so many teams around the league were in need of a quarterback with some experience. The Arizona Cardinals seemed to be the perfect landing spot for Kolb. Kolb himself spoke highly of the opportunity to play with that team in a radio interview, and all signs pointed to the trade being all but signed.
When the lockout ended on Monday and trades could begin on Tuesday, getting the Kolb deal taken care of was thought to be the first order of business for the Birds. But then the waters got a little murky, with Kyle Orton joining the market, and the Seattle Seahawks quickly grabbing Matt Leinart and Tarvaris Jackson.
Seattle, as you may recall, was the team to be widely considered the back-up option for Kolb should a deal with the Cardinals not pan out. But it was no longer an option.
No deal took place on the first day of a return to NFL business, nor on the second. On its third day, the Eagles told Kolb not to come to training camp, signaling that they don’t expect him to be with the team much longer. But what was taking so long? » Continue reading “The Winner of the Kevin Kolb Sweepstakes is…”