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Philadelphia Eagles' Kevin Kolb Says He Wants To Start or He Wants Out

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Dallas Cowboys on January 2, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Bryn SwartzSenior Writer IIIJanuary 10, 2011

Despite losing his starting job, Kevin Kolb has handled the entire season with class. He's said all the right things and done all the right things.

Kolb is having a meeting with Eagles head coach tomorrow morning. He says he wants to start.

A source claims that Kolb wants out of Philadelphia if the Eagles plan on bringing back Vick as their starting quarterback.

Asked what would be a best-case scenario for next season, Kolb said, “To start.

"I love it here, as everybody knows,” Kolb said after the Eagles’ 21-16 playoff loss to the Packers. “My family’s settled in here. I would love to be starting here. But I want to be starting somewhere.”

Kolb was then asked if could take another season in Philadelphia as the backup.

“I can’t answer that question,” he said.

So basically, Kolb won't handle another season as the Eagles' backup quarterback.

Kolb is scheduled to earn just $1.4 million next season. Vick is expected to draw the franchise tag, keeping him on the Eagles for next season.

The Eagles may ask as much as two first-round picks for Kolb. That may seem like a lot (and probably is) but Kolb does have a bright future. In five career complete game starts, he has been Player of the Week two times.

“Obviously, there’s a chance for a lot of things,” Kolb said. “So I’ll just wait and just talk to these guys and see what happens.”

So if there is anybody else out there, like me, who actually likes Kevin Kolb, start saying your goodbyes.

As for me, I'm going to wear my Kevin Kolb jersey tomorrow because it may be the last time I can.

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