Philadelphia Eagles Trade Quarterback Kevin Kolb to the Arizona Cardinals

by Punter's Hero on August 1, 2011

in Latest News, NFL

Ever since quarterback Kevin Kolb went down with a concussion in Week 1 of last season and veteran quarterback Michael Vick became a superstar in the NFL once again as a result, both Kolb and the Philadelphia Eagles have wanted to part ways. Once the Philadelphia Eagles traded away the face of the franchise in Donovan McNabb to the division rival Washington Redskins, the franchise was grooming Kevin Kolb to be the future of the team under center, but now that has all change the up-and-coming gunslinger wanted out and for good reason.

Despite the endless speculation of where the Philadelphia Eagles would trade Kevin Kolb, the verdict is finally in as the Arizona Cardinals have agreed to send defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for quarterback Kevin Kolb.

Reportedly, Kevin Kolb has agreed to sign a five-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals for $63.5 million dollars with $21 million guaranteed. Not a bad deal for a guy that has started just seven games in the NFL and went 3-4 in those seven games.

In 19 appearances in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles, Kevin Kolb has thrown for 2,082 yards, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. These are not exactly Pro Bowl caliber numbers and definitely not something worth almost $64 million or even $21 million that Kolb will get no matter what happens in Arizona.

In my opinion, Kevin Kolb could turn out to be just what the Arizona Cardinals are looking for in the post-Kurt Warner era, but he could also be just as bad as Derek Anderson in the long run. It will be interesting to see how well he does in his first season under center in Arizona.


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