Schefter: Add Bengals to List of Teams Interested in Eagles QB Kevin Kolb
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb will become one of the hottest players on the trade market once a new CBA is in place. With numerous teams in need of adding another quarterback this offseason, ESPN’S Adam Schefter indicated on Monday a new team can be added to the list of possible destinations for Kolb–the Cincinnati Bengals.
Here’s what Schefter posted on his Twitter account Monday:
“Add Bengals to list of teams interested in Kevin Kolb. Connect dots: Bengals WR coach is James Urban, who was Eagles QB coach last year.”
Urban was hired as the Bengals receivers coach in February after spending the last seven seasons with the Eagles (the last two as quarterbacks coach) and has been praised for the resurgence of Michael Vick. On top of that, Urban has worked with Kolb throughout his four-year career and knows what type of potential is there.
Kolb has started just seven games over the first four seasons of his career–but has shown major potential as a starting quarterback in the NFL. In 2009, he became the first player in NFL history to throw for 300+ yards in his first two career starts–so it’s safe to say Kolb appears to be the type of franchise quarterback numerous teams are looking for this offseason.
Now that Carson Palmer’s career in Cincinnati is most likely over, the Bengals are expected to add another quarterback this offseason–whether it’s through a trade or April’s draft. While the Bengals would love to acquire a quarterback with the type of skills Kolb possesses, the Eagles asking price may be to high. Philadelphia has made it clear they want at least a first-round pick for their beloved backup quarterback and it seems highly unlikely Cincinnati would be willing to surrender the No. 4 pick.
Dan Parzych is the Lead NFL Content Editor for RantSports.com/NFL, where he writes and edits NFL content for RantSports.com.
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