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What Should The Philadelphia Eagles Look For in Return of Kevin Kolb?

Who should the Eagles target in a trade?

The Philadelphia Eagles and Kevin Kolb have reached the ultimate conclusion a trade will happen, just as soon as the NFL Lockout is lifted and teams can trade, and the Eagles have been noted looking for draft picks, but I think otherwise.

When Philadelphia went into the draft, I had visions of Kolb being traded early in the first day to the Arizona Cardinals, and with that first round pick the Eagles would take Patrick Peterson from LSU. The truth on whether the Cardinals and Eagles had ironed out a trade will remain unknown, all thanks to the lockout. Now the draft has passed and the Eagles had thrown some questionable selections in the mix, and really failed to address some needs all at the same time.

I am not hear to criticize Andy Reid and yet another failed Eagles draft, because I believe there is promise in this class. Philadelphia did not do the typical cut and dry draft that we, as fans, have seen in the past. This draft shows one thing from Reid and the Eagles organization, they are building a win-now team.

A step to making this team a complete contender is obviously the trading of Kolb. It’s now clear that he is the most sought after quarterback left on the market, and he will go at a high price. There have been rumors of a first and a later round pick, and that’s all fine and good. However, I think the Eagles should look past that brick wall and go for a player that is going to make an immediate impact and help Philadelphia win that elusive Lombardi Trophy.

I’m sticking to the theory that the Eagles are going to trade Kolb to the Cardinals, as there has already been talks of him landing there. It makes sense. The Cardinals are in such desperate dispair for a franchise quarterback that they really could hit a homerun by trading for Kolb. He could easily top any of the quarterbacks Arizona currently has, and could also become the face of the franchise in later years.

The question now becomes, what do the Eagles get in return?

As I have already mentioned the popular return for the Eagles is a first rounder and then a third or later in the 2012 NFL Draft. I’m going to go out and say this as honestly as I can- The Eagles drafted for a win-now team, and they should trade for a win now team. The Cardinals have more then a few pieces on the defensive side of the ball that Philadelphia could look into and then pursue through the trade.

Here is the trade that I laid out as a possible option:

Eagles Trade:

Kevin Kolb, QB

Cardinals Trade:

Greg Toler, CB

Second Round Pick in 2012

Fourth Round Pick in 2012

The reason I put down Toler is for one reason- Insurance. He is another corner that could fill in to a starting role in the clutch. He’s not going to blow anyone’s mind with a stunning defensive presence, but he can get the job done. A first round pick would be nice, but there have already been questions surrounding Kolb’s value for a first rounder. It would be a stretch for a team, like the Cardinals, to trade away a pick that is so valuable.

It’s now a matter of the lockout being lifted, and Kolb being shipped off.

Grew up in Philadelphia, huge supporter of all Philadelphia sports, primarily the Eagles. I have been through the ups and the downs with the Eagles organization, and I am still a huge fan. If you have any questions- Feel free to contact me.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Abel

    May 11, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    wow well i would let greg toler go for kolb but him and a second round pick thats all its funny how DRC’s picture is up on here and i have one word as a cardinals fan for guys thinking we were going to trade you peterson and or DRC for kolb GET REAL 2 provin guys for a QB that hasnt done much in philly except to show potential yeah he has won games but he also got his job tooken and you guys know vick is a injury way from being knocked out so lets just stop with the dog and pony show its either trade him now for what you can get cuz the lockout is not helping so face it or lose him for nuthing just take picks for kolb and or cash to land namndi holy cow

  2. Troy Ballard

    May 11, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Good call, Abel.

    DRC would be a dream come true. The photo was a teaser leading people into the post.

    Most Cardinals fans love the idea of Kolb. It’s few and far between that Arizona fans don’t like the idea of trading for him. Peterson would be crazy! But the Cardinals wouldn’t trade him away, he has way more potential than Kolb.

    Thanks for the comment!

    • abel

      May 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm

      your welcome man lol stay safe and keep it real thanks-Abel

  3. Michael

    May 13, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Honestly I think 2 picks and Toler is too much.. because even though Toler is not much now, he has an enormous upside, and could potentially be on DRC’s level.. So, coming from a Cards fan’s perspective, Toler and a 3rd or 2nd seems reasonable..You have to remember we have other offers to consider (Palmer, Bulger) and although Kolbs the main guy we won’t overtrade to get him.

    Abel You are mistaken.. that is Greg Toler, number 28 not DRC who is number 29…

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