After placing the franchise tag on Michael Vick, the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to trade backup quarterback Kevin Kolb this offseason once this lockout mess comes to an end. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, there is one team that sticks out from the rest when it comes to a possible landing spot for Kolb–the Arizona Cardinals.
Brady Henderson of ESPN 710 in Seattle discussed how Schefter appeared on NFL Live Tuesday afternoon and listed the Cardinals as one of the favorites–with the other being the Seattle Seahawks–to land Kolb. However, Schefter believes the Cardinals are more likely to land the backup quarterback over the Seahawks and explained why–with his reasoning listed below.
“I think that when the lockout is lifted, there’s no doubt that the Philadelphia Eagles are going to trade Kevin Kolb. I think at this point in time, it’s fairly certain that he’s going to wind up in the NFC West. Right now, all signs point to Kevin Kolb somehow finding his way to Arizona, which would make Larry Fitzgerald very happy, which would make the Cardinals an instant contender in the NFC West, and it would make them the team that they were a couple of years ago when Kurt Warner was playing quarterback, rather than last year when they had the quarterback carousel.”
“Kevin Kolb is going to get dealt from Philadelphia, most likely going to be to the NFC West, and right now all signs point to Arizona.”
If last week’s NFL Draft is any indication, Schefter could be right considering the Cardinals decided not to spend one of their eight picks on a quarterback. Quarterback was Arizona’s biggest need heading into the draft and the fact that they passed on Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert and Washington’s Jake Locker at No. 5, there’s every reason to believe the Cardinals will make a move to add another quarterback this offseason.
Kolb’s name has already been linked to Arizona numerous times this offseason–so it wouldn’t be a surprise if Schefter ends up being right on this one.