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Is Kevin Kolb Headed From the Philadelphia Eagles to the Buffalo Bills?

PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up before a game against the Green Bay Packers during the NFL season opener at Lincoln Financial Field on September 12, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Jason KarlAnalyst IIIApril 4, 2011

Though there cannot be any trades until a new CBA is reached, there has still been many rumors and speculation regarding player movement.

One of the most talked about trade topics involves Eagles backup quarterback Kevin Kolb.

According to Pro Football Talk, there has been "whispers that the Eagles are looking to move up in the draft with the Bills being a possible trade partner."

The trade would involve the Bills trading the No. 3 overall pick to the Eagles for quarterback Kevin Kolb, their first round pick (No. 23) and their second round pick.

At No. 3 overall, the Eagles would presumably take the best defensive player in the draft, star cornerback Patrick Peterson.

The Eagles would not have to pursue free agent Nnamdi Asomugha, who is looking to be the highest paid corner in the league.

Kolb has already expressed his interest to start, and if it was not with the Eagles, then with another team.

The Eagles seem ready to move Kolb once the CBA is reached. Adam Caplan of FOXSports believes that there is little chance the Eagles retain Kolb. SI.com's Peter King has already reported that the Eagles have received a first round offer for Kolb.

 

My Take:

This deal is very unlikely to happen, and the source that has heard "whispers" is not too credible.

The Eagles would be giving up too much to move that high in the draft, no matter how talented Patrick Peterson is.

The Eagles would essentially be trading two first round picks (assuming Kolb is worth a first rounder), and a second round pick.

Though Peterson is an impact player and would be a lot cheaper than Nnamdi Asomugha, the Eagles have other needs that could be only addressed in the third round or later. If it were Kolb and just the 23rd overall pick, then that could be another story, but the second round pick is valuable.

If the Eagles receive a first round pick for Kolb, they could select two highly rated players to add to the defense or offensive line.

Kolb would certainly be an upgrade over Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Bills current quarterback.

It would make all the sense in the world for the Bills to make this move, but in my opinion, not much sense on the Eagles part.

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