Remember early in the 2010 regular season, after Kevin Kolb got knocked out with a concussion and Michael Vick came in and electrified the team and the fans, when Andy Reid said he did not have a quarterback controversy?
Ha! Funny guy.
Reid had a quarterback controversy, chose Vick, and now Kolb wants out. Unless he can be the starter in Philadelphia again next season.
Assuming the Eagles choose Vick, they may have no choice but to trade Kolb this offseason. So where could he end up?
1. Minnesota Vikings
2. Cleveland Browns
The Browns reportedly flirted with trading for Kolb a few years ago when he was buried behind Donovan McNabb. Now that Kolb may be available again, the Browns probably are back in that market.
3. San Francisco 49ers
It is more obvious than ever that one of the main ingredients missing from this roster is a quarterback. No consistency at the position under Mike Singletary doomed his tenure as the head coach. The talent—Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis and Frank Gore—remains, but the QB for 2011 is a gigantic mystery.
4. Miami Dolphins
Chad Henne was not the answer for Miami in 2011 and Chad Pennington could not revive his career either. The team should move forward from the “Chads” era, especially with a disgruntled by uber-good Brandon Marshall at wide receiver.
5. Carolina Panthers
The Panthers were slotted to take Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck at No. 1 in the NFL Draft and be set at quarterback for the next 15 years. And then Luck pulled out. Now the Panthers are back at square one with Jimmy Clausen behind center. That did not work out too well for them in 2010.
Here are today’s great reads:
- Six sophomore wide receivers had huge impacts on fantasy leagues in 2010. One of them, Mike Wallace, is still playing football for a chance at a Super Bowl title. Which of this year’s rookies will have an impact on fantasy leagues in their second year like Wallace did in 2010? [RotoWorld]
- Yesterday we mentioned that the Cowboys put wide receiver Dez Bryant on the trade market. As expected, the Cowboys denied the story whole-heartedly. Where there is smoke, there is fire … [The Big Lead]
- Sam Bradford just got a little more help: The Rams hired former Broncos’ head coach Josh McDaniels as their offensive coordinator. Though he failed as a head coach, he succeeded as an OC in New England. He even made players like Kyle Orton and Brandon Lloyd fantasy relevant in 2010. [FFToolBox]
- After losing to the Jets on Sunday, Tom Brady is having surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot. He should be more than ready for training camp in the summer. [ProFootballTalk]
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