NFL Trade Speculation: 10 Realistic Trades for Philadelphia Eagles' Kevin Kolb

Alex MonacoContributor IIMarch 15, 2011

NFL Trade Speculation: 10 Realistic Trades for Philadelphia Eagles' Kevin Kolb

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Dallas Cowboys on January 2, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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    After losing his starting job to Michael Vick, the former 2007 second-round draft pick wants out of of Philadelphia.

    And there are at least 10 teams lining up to take Kevin Kolb off of the Eagles' talons.

    Kolb has $12.26 million left on his one-year contract with the Eagles through the pending completion of the 2011 NFL season. 

    Here are some possible new homes for the 26-year-old out of Victoria, Texas.  

10. Miami Dolphins: First-Round Pick (15th Overall) for Kevin Kolb

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    MIAMI - DECEMBER 26: Fans calling for the removal of Quarterback Chad Henne #7 as the Miami Dolphins play against the Detroit Lions at Sun Life Stadium on December 26, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Lions defeated the Dolphins 34-27. (Photo by Marc Serota/Ge
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    Chad Henne has done a decent job for the Fins, but Kolb would step right in as starting quarterback. With him manning the helm, they may finally be able to surpass the Patriots. 

    The Fish have a diverse and mysterious offense; Kolb would be able to take full advantage.

    If they want to win a championship, bold decisions like this one are going to have to be made.  

9. Buffalo Bills: Ryan Fitzpatrick for Kevin Kolb

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    ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 26: Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills fumbles as he is hit by Gary Guyton #59 of the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 26, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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    The Bills are in desperate need of a winning season.

    What Kolb brings is attractive to a lot of teams, especially the lowly Bills. Ryan Fitzpatrick was productive last season, but he still turned the ball over too often and couldn't lead them to enough victories.

    Kolb can fix this.

    If Ryan and Kevin were to switch, both teams would benefit. The Eagles would have a talented backup, and the Bills would have finally found their franchise quarterback.  

8. Oakland Raiders: John Henderson and Mike Mitchell for Kevin Kolb

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    ALAMEDA, CA - JANUARY 18:  New Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson pauses as he speaks to reporters during a press conference on January 18, 2011 in Alameda, California. Hue Jackson was introduced as the new coach of the Oakland Raiders, replacing the fired
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    After the JaMarcus Russell debacle, the Raiders still have not found what they are looking for behind center.

    Between Jason Campbell and Bruce Gradkowski, the Raiders still fell short of the playoffs last season.

    Oakland has built up a good offense over the last couple of seasons, and a Kevin Kolb could be an ideal fit for them to bring them over the hump. 

    The Raiders have a lot on defense they could offer Eagles in a trade, and if Kolb wants to start, he'll take what he can get. 

7. Washington Redskins: Albert Haynesworth for Kevin Kolb

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins stands on the sidelines during preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona
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    Would Dan Snyder have the audacity to take a quarterback from the Eagles yet again?  If he trades for Kolb, the unimaginable could happen. 

    The Redskins could be the first team to ever trade for two quarterbacks from the same team in two consecutive offseasons.  Since Washington is obviously not staying with Donovan McNabb, the question remains, what are they going to do for another new quarterback?

    Kevin Kolb has a big arm, and Snyder is all about power steering.  Since the Eagles need defense, and the Redskins need offense, a Haynesworth-for-Kolb trade doesn't seem all that far-fetched.    

6. Carolina Panthers: Greg Hardy for Kevin Kolb

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    SEATTLE - DECEMBER 05:  Wide receiver Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers looks on during warmups prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on December 5, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won, 31-14. (Photo by Otto Greule
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    Steve Smith is dying for someone to throw him a decent spiral.  Kevin Kolb could be Carolina's answer.

    After having one of the worst seasons in recent memory last season, Carolina was decimated with injuries and forced to play players that were just not ready yet.

    With the first overall pick in this year's draft, an important decision needs to be made about who the next starting quarterback will be.

    Carolina could deal their second-year defensive end Greg Hardy for Kevin Kolb, and fill the hole on defense right away by drafting a top-tier prospect in the first round.

5. Cincinnati Bengals: Carson Palmer for Kevin Kolb

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    CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 19:  Quarterback Carson Palmer #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals calls a play at the line of scrimage while playing the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty
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    The Bengals are amidst a crisis.  Carson Palmer has openly admitted that he has no desire to play for Cincinnati, and said if he is not traded he will retire.  Palmer, who's only 31, certainly has significant market appeal.

    Mike Brown, the owner of the Bengals, holds all the cards right now with the future of his franchise.  The more the speculation around Carson continues to fester, the less they will be able to get back in a trade. 

    Kolb would be a smart move for the Bengals. He has a good, accurate arm, and Bengals' head coach Marvin Lewis loves to throw the ball.  He also loves a competitor that wants to win for his team.

4. Tennessee Titans: William Hayes for Kevin Kolb

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    FOXBORO - OCTOBER 18:  Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans  leaves the field in the fourth quarter during a game against the New England Patriots converse at Gillette Stadium on October 18, 2009 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots won 59-0. (Photo
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    Tennessee may be without Jeff Fisher and Vince Young, but they still have Chris Johnson. 

    The Titans are a run-first kind of football team, and are looking for someone to "manage" and win football games for them. 

    Kolb has a 60.4 completion percentage as a starter, and has won 73.3 percent of his games as a starter. 

    Although it's not a full order, the appetizer of what Kevin Kolb has done should be appealing for a team like the Titans who are looking for a new quarterback.  

    Hayes, a defensive end, totaled 32 tackles for the Titans in 2010.

3. Minnesota Vikings: First-Round Draft Pick (12th Overall) for Kevin Kolb

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    DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 02:  Interim head coach Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings looks on from the bench while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on January 2, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 20-13.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Gett
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    Minnesota went 6-10 last season, and has the 12th pick in this year's April draft.

    Kolb would be a perfect fit in a Minnesota offense that has a lot of talent, but not a lot of direction. It would be a smooth transition for both parties, and the Eagles could use the 12th overall pick on a defensive player.

2. San Francisco 49ers: First-Round Pick (7th Overall) for Kevin Kolb

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    ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 26: Fred Robbins #98 of the St. Louis Rams sacks Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers at the Edward Jones Dome on December 26, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Rams beat the 49ers 25-17. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
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    The five-year experiment in San Francisco with Alex Smith has not worked out. The 49ers can replace Smith with Kolb, and be set at quarterback for the foreseeable future.

    Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis need a passer that's going to get them the ball 10 times each a game, and find ways to win. 

    Head coach Jim Harbaugh will not settle for the kind of mediocrity at quarterback the Niners currently have in stock. Expect a big move for San Francisco. Kolb might just be their answer.  

1. Arizona Cardinals: First-Round Draft Pick (5th Overall) for Kevin Kolb

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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 2:  Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals catches a touchdown against the San Francisco 49er during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on January 2, 2011 in San Francisco, California.(Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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    The Cardinals went from NFC champions with Kurt Warner, to middle of the pack two years later. 

    Arizona cut the cord on Matt Leinart before the 2010 season started, and no 'Zona fan was happy with the end result of finishing last in the NFC West. 

    The Cards need a quarterback. Kevin Kolb needs a starting job. Why doesn't this happen tomorrow?