If Nnamdi Asomugha isn't the most talked-about person in Philadelphia, then it is most certainly Kevin Kolb. And more specifically, where he'll be playing next season and what the Eagles will get in return.
One NFL insider, and the only guy really worth listening to anymore, Adam Schefter, believes the Eagles will not only get the first-round pick they desire for Kolb, but they'll get even more.
When asked, on Twitter, what the going rate for Kolb seems to be, Schefter responded: "Whenever (the) lockout is lifted, I believe (the) Eagles will get (a) first-round pick. And then some."
Apparently Schefter's way of sticking to less than 140 characters is to skip articles.
Someone else asked in a follow-up if Kolb is really worth that much, to which Schefter responded: "As long as someone is willing to pay it, yes. And my sense is someone will."
I'm going to disagree with Schefter on the worth of Kolb. Just because someone is willing to give up a king's ransom for him does not mean he's worth it, but I'll be doing back-flips down broad street if someone actually gives up that much for him.
Right now the most likely team to land Kolb is still the Arizona Cardinals. Reports were coming out that they'd be willing to part with two second-round picks for Kolb, so where is Schefter getting that the Eagles will get a first-round pick and a bit more for their backup quarterback?
Are the Cardinals perhaps putting out a lower price to the media in hopes of starting the bargaining with the Eagles early via the blogosphere, since that's their only option at the moment, or is Schefter talking about a different team he feels could pull the trigger?
We likely won't know for sure until late June or early July when the league year and free agency actually begins, but hearing this from Schefter has me thinking the Eagles could actually wind up looking like geniuses four years after such a bone-headed pick.
The "Gold Standard," indeed.