NFL Trade Rumors: Could Kevin Kolb Be Headed to Cleveland Browns?

Brian MurtaughAnalyst ISeptember 22, 2010

CINCINNATI - AUGUST 20:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws a pass during the NFL preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on August 20, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Multiple reports have surfaced this afternoon about the Philadelphia Eagles and their intentions with disgruntled quarterback Kevin Kolb

The Cleveland Browns reportedly contacted the Eagles on Tuesday night regarding the availability of Kolb but were turned away rather quickly.

This issue seemed to be dead and gone until early Wednesday, when the Eagles announced that Michael Vick would remain the team's starter and head coach Andy Reid refused to comment on whether or not Kolb would remain with the team.

The official NFL trade deadline is listed as October 19. That means that the Eagles would have a few weeks to decide whether or not they are going to move forward with Vick or turn back to Kolb.

Kolb would definitely be a sight for sore eyes in Cleveland, where the Browns have struggled to decide on who will be their signal caller for the future. Rookie Colt McCoy has not seemed to gain an endorsement from the front office, as there was talk of him being cut after the preseason. Projected starter Jake Delhomme has not practiced for two weeks with an ankle injury.

Kolb has ties to Cleveland GM Tom Heckert after Heckert called the shots in Philadelphia for several years. Kolb also has a significant upside because of his young age and decent experience in the NFL. The Eagles had so much faith in him at one point that they traded Donovan McNabb to Washington.

Cleveland should take a long look at the possibility of this trade but consider what it may do to the franchise.

The Browns started their 15th quarterback in 11 years last week when Seneca Wallace took the field. The current Browns QBs have been in this system for the last two months and have taken all the snaps with the offense.

It will be interesting to see what happens, if anything, with this deal. I know that I personally will be keeping my eye on the sports headlines to see if Kolb becomes the newest Cleveland Brown.