Philadelphia Eagles Trade Rumors: 6 Players Kevin Kolb Can Be Traded For
I am sure all Eagle fans were a little taken aback by the Juan Castillo promotion.
Well, as you can see on the Eagles page, there are numerous articles about Castillo as the new defensive coordinator.
I, for one, am a little tired reading all those articles, so here is kind of a change-it-up article.
As most know, backup quarterback Kevin Kolb is reportedly on the trading block. The Eagles can certainly get a number of draft picks for him, but I am going to focus on some players the Eagles could acquire for the young Kolb.
Kolb has starting potential and can be a future Pro Bowler, especially if he is traded to the right situation.
The former first-round pick, Joe Staley, is one of the steadier tackles in the NFL. He missed parts of last season with a leg injury, and backup Barry Sims filled in nicely.
The 49ers are in dire need of a quarterback, but have a surplus on the offensive line, with additions of last year's first-round picks: Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati.
Staley will be entering his fifth season and could be a nice trading chip for Jim Harbaugh and the Niners.
Staley can come in and protect Micheal Vick's blindside at right tackle.
Harbaugh wants to run his version of the West Coast offense, and Kolb can be a perfect fit.
Most would say star safety Adrian Wilson was the Cardinals best safety in 2010, but in reality, Kerry Rhodes was their best.
Rhodes had 90 tackles and four interceptions, and like Wilson, is one of the highest paid safeties in the league.
The Cardinals may not want to commit that much money to safeties, and Wilson is a fan favorite and team leader, so trading Rhodes may be the best option.
The Eagles, in all likelihood, will not re-sign Quintin Mikell, so a safety complementing the rangy Nate Allen is necessary.
The Cards need a quarterback in the worst way. Coach Ken Whisenhunt's job is on the line and he needs his team to win now. Acquiring a NFL-ready quarterback is a necessity for Whisenhunt.
While Keith Rivers may never live up to his top-10 pick, he is still a capable young linebacker.
Rivers' work ethic is second to none, but he is not a huge playmaker as he recorded 77 tackles in 13 starts this season for the Bengals.
With recent high picks of linebackers, Rivers may be on the trading block like he was last season.
Rivers is solid and could provide an impact with his leadership and intangibles to a young defense searching for a leader.
The Bengals may need a new quarterback after Carson Palmer demanded a trade.
The young safety Dashon Goldson, in many eyes, disappointed in 2010. He was supposed to be a sure Pro Bowler, and make a huge impact on the 49ers secondary.
Goldson still finished with 80 tackles and an interception, and the Niners may want to trade a guy before his value drops considerably.
Goldson needs much coaching, but still has immense potential of being a top-five safety in this league. He is that talented.
Goldson is big at 6'2" and can cover the entire field.
E.J. Henderson is one of the best linebackers in the game and he was finally rewarded with a Pro Bowl selection this season, after coming back from a career-threatening injury the previous season.
Henderson is nicely paid, and could be traded to give the Vikings a little more space to sign leader Chad Greenway.
Henderson had 106 tackles and three interceptions. He could be a missing playmaker in the linebacker corps for the Philadelphia Eagles.
He can play all three linebacker positions, and this added versatility could help the defense.
Leslie Frazier wants "his guy" at quarterback, and Kolb can certainly be that guy.
Cortland Finnegan is considered a punk to everyone in the NFL.
Former coach Jeff Fisher tolerated Finnegan, but who is saying the new coach will like the attention Finnegan creates for himself.
Finnegan regressed last season, but is still one of the top cover corners in the league as he recorded 100 tackles, one forced fumble and two interceptions.
If the Eagles miss out on Nnamdi Asomugha, Finnegan would still be a great option, as he is a great run defender and can press at the line.
The Titans desperately need a quarterback, unless they are comfortable starting Kerry Collins the rest of the season.