Once the lockout comes to an end, trade talks will heat up regarding where Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb could end up for the 2011 season. Numerous teams in need of a quarterback have already expressed interest in Kolb, but there’s one team that can be crossed off the list due to the fact they don’t believe he’s worth the first-round pick the Eagles are demanding for in the trade–the Miami Dolphins.
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins believe a first-round pick would be too much to give up for a player with the little experience Kolb has as a starter. Here’s what Jackson had to say on Tuesday:
Besides the fact Miami doesn’t want to trade a future No. 1 pick when the lockout ends, one Dolphins official expressed skepticism about whether Kevin Kolb’s body of work is enough to justify such compensation (seven career starts; 11 touchdowns; 14 interceptions). … Before the draft ended, the Dolphins called to express interest in two undrafted receivers with Florida ties: FAU’s Lester Jean and Illinois’ Jarred Fayson, a former Gator.
After passing on a quarterback in the 2011 NFL Draft, it appears the Dolphins are willing to give Chad Henne–who has started 27 games for Miami over the last two seasons and thrown for just 27 touchdowns along with 33 interceptions–one final shot at the starting job. Of course, there’s always that slight chance the Dolphins could acquire one of the quarterbacks on the trade market–just don’t expect it to be Kolb since his asking price is apparently too high.