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Quarterback Kevin Kolb, whose starting play last season with the Philadelphia Eagles was overshadowed by the emergence of Michael Vick, is the target for several squads looking for a quarterback.
One of the teams most frequently linked with Kolb is the Washington Redskins (though QB-hungry NFC West contenders Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals have also shown interest).
If Kolb were to land in the nation’s capital, it would also mark the second offseason in a row that the Eagles would dish a quarterback to their NFC East division rival.
The Skins, who were disappointed in the play of Donovan McNabb, have not had a quarterback ranked in the top 10 in efficiency since Mark Brunell was ranked 10th in 2006.
Kolb would not come cheap, with the consensus that he wouldn’t be moved from The City of Brotherly Love for anything less than a first-round draft pick.
Best case: Kolb, teamed with an high performance offensive line, shreds stat lines and defenses as Washington collects its first high powered offense in years.
Eagle fans grit their teeth as their backup quarterback hands them two regular season losses over Kolb’s replacement Michael Vick.
Worst case: Lousy offensive line play outside of Kolb’s control cuts into his stat line and the team’s win percentage, and a impatient Redskins fanbase calls for his immediate benching.
That, or Kolb is benched as the Skins coaching staff feels he isn’t ready to run the team’s two-minute drill.