NFL Trade Rumors: Kevin Kolb and 10 QBs Potentially on the Move
The list of quarterbacks on the move is about as long as the list of teams who have questions at quarterback this year.
Teams like the Eagles have two very talented quarterbacks, and then there's the Broncos, who are in such a state of flux that they may be moving Kyle Orton, who really has had a pretty good year.
Assuming a new collective bargaining agreement is signed soon, which we all hope it will be, here's a look at 11 quarterbacks who could be wearing new uniforms next season.
11. Jake Delhomme
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Colt McCoy is the future in Cleveland, so that leaves Jake Delhomme looking for a new team because there's no way the Browns are going to keep Delhomme with his salary.
The challenge is finding another team who will, but the Vikings or the 49ers just may be crazy enough to do it while they find a draft pick to develop.
10. Matt Hasselbeck
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Matt Hasselbeck has been injured, benched, and played very badly this season. If Pete Carroll keeps Hasselbeck around, it would be jaw-dropping.
Hasselbeck may have to accept the role of backup on the Seahawks, or go somewhere else, or it's the end of his career.
9. Derek Anderson
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Derek Anderson is done after one year in Arizona. There's no reason to keep him around to fill any role. The question is where does Anderson go to become a backup?
San Francisco? Miami?
Anderson still is young enough to get a backup job, but his Arm of Doom will sink another team if they let him on the field to start.
8. Troy Smith
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Troy Smith is getting an audition in more ways than one this weekend. He's hoping in the short term to get the starting job in San Francisco, but maybe at least he can earn a chance to hang around as the backup again next year.
However, Smith also could be auditioning for a job with another team, because if the 49ers bring in a new head coach, the quarterbacks might all get swept away in favor of new personnel.
The Browns have a starter in Colt McCoy, but with Smith's Ohio roots, he might want to go back to Ohio.
7. Alex Smith
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Alex Smith is done in San Francisco, but he's shown just enough talent that he'll get another shot somewhere else as a backup at the very least, if not a shot at the big chair with a coach who'll say, "I can fix this guy."
Miami definitely is a possibility, as would be Minnesota.
6. Carson Palmer
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Carson Palmer has had a rough year, and the Bengals, and whoever ends up coaching next year, may decide to move on as well.
Unlike Alex Smith, Palmer has more going for him as far as chances to keep starting in the league, but like Smith, Palmer has to find a coach who will look at him and say, "I can fix that."
5. Tarvaris Jackson
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Tarvaris Jackson is pretty much done in Minnesota. If the Vikings really wanted him, they wouldn't have gotten Brett Favre to come back this year.
With all the changes in the organization that are going to happen in the offseason, Jackson will be shipped out in favor of new personnel.
Jackson is a candidate as a backup just about anywhere in the league, so his options are wide open.
4. Vince Young
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Vince Young is a man on a mission, but what that mission is will forever remain a mystery. He claims to want the starting job in Tennessee, but doesn't really do anything to keep it. He fights with his head coach, and he's a total headcase.
If Owner Bud Adams sides with Jeff Fisher, Young will be given his walking papers, and you'll get to see him have sideline meltdowns in places like Arizona or Washington possibly.
3. Kyle Orton
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Everything was going fine in Denver for Kyle Orton until Tim Tebow came along. This isn't a knock against Tebow; it's just the way it is.
Now Orton will be looking for a new employer, and he should have a pretty easy time finding a new team.
Orton still is young and has proved he is a very capable starting quarterback. There could be a team who sends the Broncos their first-round pick in exchange for Orton because he's a proven commodity, and all he has to do is learn the system, not the position.
2. Donovan McNabb
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Donovan McNabb won't be coming back next year to the Redskins to be a backup. That's just not going to happen.
McNabb will get his last shot with another team, most likely mentoring a rookie. Teams like Minnesota or Arizona have been floated out there, so come trade time, this will be a situation to keep your eye on.
1. Kevin Kolb
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Kevin Kolb is a victim of circumstance, and that's going to put a pretty high price tag on him for his services. The Eagles know they have a good quarterback; it just so happens they struck gold with Michael Vick, and now they have a good problem on their hands.
Kolb could end up wherever there is a need. Take your pick of the teams on this list, and that's a possible destination for Kolb. He's young, he's good, he hasn't been in trouble, and the only knock against his play is that he's not Michael Vick.