Is Kevin Kolb on the Trading Block? Fantasy Implications and More

Ray TannockSenior Analyst ISeptember 22, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up before a game against the Green Bay Packers during the NFL season opener at Lincoln Financial Field on September 12, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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There’s a little rumor beginning to surface about the future of Eagles QB Kevin Kolb and whether or not he will even be an Eagle after this October’s trade deadline.

In an article featured on, Jonathan Tamari speculates about whether or not Kolb has one foot out the door thanks to head coach Andy Reid’s morning press conference in which he eluded to the possibility of Kolb being traded.

The whole article can be read here.

But the real question, however, is what to do with Kevin Kolb now that Mike Vick is the starting QB in Philadelphia.

This is a real pain in the you-know-what for all the people who drafted Kolb in the early rounds of their draft. Many people and “experts” felt that Kolb was simply going to just plug right in and take over the reins of the Eagles offense; it even showed a bit in preseason.

But the fact of the matter is, Kolb didn’t get a chance to show us enough to simply write him off or drop him altogether, and we also haven’t seen enough from Vick to firmly believe he’ll be the starter for a full 16 weeks.

The Lions aren’t exactly a true test of his metal.

So again, what should you do with him? Well, the short answer is nothing short of your own trade if you can swing one.

The QB situation in the NFL is as thin as it is in fantasy right now, and there are bound to be a few managers out there looking for a QB2 before we begin getting into the bye weeks. So unless you really can afford to drop Kolb I say hang onto him for now, and at the very least, try to strike a deal with someone to get that player you really want.

Quick Hits From Around The League

  1. RB Brandon Jackson will not be a featured back in Green Bay. Instead, he will share the load with HB/FB John Kuhn. Kuhn still needs another week to show he has value, though, and Jackson just took a huge hit.
  2. Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin says that QB Charlie Batch will start this week, which was pretty much a given. Batch will hold little fantasy value moving forward…nothing to see here.
  3. TE Jason Witten will practice today, meaning he is safe to add to your lineup this week against the Texans.
  4. The Vikings reportedly have not offered enough for V-Jax, and there is only about three hours left before Jackson goes back up to a six-game suspension. Your call as to whether or not you want to add him; I personally don’t think it’s worth it.
  5. L.J. is officially gone from Washington, which means the Era of Keiland Williams is on the horizon. You should pick him up as soon as possible before word gets out on this.

I hope you enjoyed this article, and if so, please feel free to check out my Week 3 WR Start Sit Column.