According to Adam Caplan of FOXSports, there is little chance that the Philadelphia Eagles will hold onto quarterback Kevin Kolb for the 2011 season.
Caplan says that there is “no way” that the Eagles will use their franchise tag on the 26-year old quarterback next offseason. So if the Eagles don’t ship out Kolb this season, they could potentially lose him for nothing after the 2011 season.
The Eagles would obviously love to keep Kolb as their backup quarterback during the 2011 season, in case Michael Vick is injured again.
However they likely won’t be able to refuse a first-round draft pick for Kolb, even if the pick isn’t until the 2012 season.