Philadelphia Eagles: Kevin Kolb Likely to End Up in Arizona, Says Adam Schefter

Jason KarlAnalyst IIIMay 4, 2011

PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 23:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up before playing the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field September 23, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Let the trade rumors begin.

Kevin Kolb, the Philadelphia Eagles' highly-touted backup quarterback, has been subject of many trade rumors this offseason.

Andy Reid yesterday denied reports that he has received a first-round pick for Kolb, which is exactly what he had to do. Teams are not allowed to talk player trades—therefore, the Eagles could have been in trouble with the league.

A few days ago, Pro Football Weekly reported that the Eagles, "had a potential deal in place to trade QB Kevin Kolb to the Cardinals before the draft, but those plans changed when veterans were not allowed to be dealt. It's very possible, however, that the Cardinals and Eagles could reignite those trade talks."

This is not a surprising report considering Arizona has been one of the most rumored landing spots for Kolb.

Adam Schefter also talked about Kolb on NFL Live.

"I think that when the lockout is lifted, there's no doubt that the Philadelphia Eagles are going to trade Kevin Kolb.

"I think at this point in time, it's fairly certain that he's going to wind up in the NFC West.

"Right now, all signs point to Kevin Kolb somehow finding his way to Arizona, which would make Larry Fitzgerald very happy, which would make the Cardinals an instant contender in the NFC West, and it would make them the team that they were a couple of years ago when Kurt Warner was playing quarterback, rather than last year when they had the quarterback carousel."

Adam Schefter is a reliable source and the destination makes complete sense.

The Cardinals passed up a chance on potential franchise quarterbacks with Blaine Gabbert in the first and Colin Kaepernick in the second. With seven picks in the draft, the Cardinals did not spend one on a quarterback.

Kevin Kolb is really the only legitimate quarterback on the market, other than a couple of potential risks in Marc Bulger and Matt Hasselbeck. 

I am sure Larry Fitzgerald will be ecstatic about this new report.