Kevin Kolb Trade Speculation: The 8 Most Sensible Non-Arizona Locations
Many believe that before the ink is dry on the new Collective Bargaining Agreement that Kolb will be on a flight to Arizona and will be ready for a press conference before most of us have heard that the lockout is over.
However, some of the best laid plans can fall apart at the last second. After all the Cardinals have had a lot of time to think about this deal and might get cold feet since they'd be giving up a first round pick for a guy who has sub-par stats in his seven starts and only 19 appearances.
Obviously that didn't happen, so we're going to take a look at other landing spots for Kolb if the deal with Arizona falls through.
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The Minnesota Vikings would probably be the next logical landing spot for Kolb, in fact Vikings' fans may welcome it because then they could just keep all of their No. 4 jerseys and just stitch "Kolb" over "Favre".
The Vikings have made it clear they want a veteran presents to start in front of rookie Christian Ponder, however they might be looking at another former Eagle to fill that role.
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The Redskins are still in search of a franchise quarterback and they showed last off-season that they enjoy sending draft picks to a division rival.
The Skins were linking early on as possible suitors for Kolb, but I highly doubt they're actually serious about trading for the Eagles' quarterback, especially with the high asking price.
San Fransisco 49ers
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Jim Harbaugh has made a serious effort in reaching out to free agent quarterback Alex Smith.
For those of you not familiar with Smith's situation in San Fransisco, he's basically had a new offensive coordinator every season that he's been in the league, he's played on a bad team, he was benched last season, made the starter, and then benched again.
Also if you ask a lot of 49er fans for their opinion on Smith they'll tell you they hate him.
In spite of all that Smith might still return to the Niners (after all he's running their practices right now).
However, Smith isn't under contract and someone might remind him of all the crap he's gone through in San Fran and he might decide to bolt.
If he does watch the Niners get into the Kolb discussion really quickly.
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The Cincinnati Bengals for some reason aren't even in the discussion of trading for Kolb, even though their franchise quarterback says he'd rather quit then play for them.
This leaves the Bengals with Jordan Palmer and Dan LeFevour at quarterback. These two names strike more fear in Bengals' fans than they do in opposing teams.
Maybe the Bengals will let go of Carson Palmer and be the wrench that monkeys up the works of the Arizona and Philly deal.
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Ask any Dolphins' fan what the team needs and a majority will probably tell you they need a franchise quarterback.
However, oddly enough the Dolphins don't seem to be concerned with improving their play under center.
With the Chads (Pennington and Henne) I honestly think Kolb would be an improvement for them.
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The Raiders don't see to have the slightest clue as to what they're doing at quarterback (shoot they don't seem to have a clue as to what they're doing as an organization).
One minute it's Jason Campbell at quarterback, the next its Bruce Gradkowski, then it's Kyle Boller, then back to Campbell, then some sick kid out of the stands.
Seriously with Al Davis still controlling things I haven't the slightest clue what the organization will do, but I do know if Al doesn't like the quarterbacks on his roster he won't hesitate to pull the trigger on Kolb and then over pay him with a contract extension.
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Kevin Kolb should be looking really sexy right now to them.
After all they traded away a second round pick for Whitehurst (I still can't believe they did that) and with the combination of Whitehurst and Hasselbeck they still made the play-offs, just think what they could do with Kolb.
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Kolb could very well just stay put. After all the Eagles don't have to trade him. If they don't get the offer they want they can keep him around for when Michael Vick inevitably runs for a first down and gets hurt.
I think any team that offers a first round pick for Kolb is insane, but if that's what the Eagles want and don't get it makes perfect sense to hold on for him as insurance in case Vick gets hurt.
And who knows, maybe before the trade deadline one of the teams on this list gets jumpy and offers up what the Eagles want.