The Philadelphia Eagles made it clear they were shopping their No. 2 quarterback, Kevin Kolb, even before the lockout started. From the beginning, it seemed the Arizona Cardinals were the most interested and were the team most in need of a quarterback.
The Cardinals have been looking to replace Kurt Warner since he retired and may have found their guy.
Kolb doesn't have great numbers, 7-6 as a starting quarterback and an 11-14 touchdown-to-interception ratio, and the Cardinals paid a lot to get him.
I would have thought the Cardinals would have to give up a second-round pick or Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, not a second-round pick and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, but I'm not an NFL GM, as much as I'd like to be.
Kolb is unproven and overpaid but in a weak NFC West division, trading for a solid quarterback could be enough for the Cardinals to make the playoffs and from there, who knows?
The Eagles, on the other hand, got great value for their second-string, unproven quarterback and really upgraded their team with this deal.
The Eagles landed another quality corner to put with Asante Samuel and Nnamdi Asomugha and also added a second-round pick in the draft.
The only risk the Eagles took in this trade was parting ways with a very good second-string quarterback that could be a solid replacement for Michael Vick if he were to get hurt.
That isn't nearly enough to say the Eagles lost out on this deal and I see both teams leaving this trade as winners.
Winners: Both Teams