Kevin Kolb Prefers A Trade, But Would Back Up

Eagles backup QB Kevin Kolb is back in his home in Texas sitting in football limbo. If this was a normal year, there's almost no doubt that the Eagles would have either already traded him for draft picks, or would have traded him on draft day. However, in the absence of a collective bargaining agreement between the players and owners there can be no player movement. That means Kolb either gets traded for future draft picks later in the summer or he returns for another year as Michael Vick's backup.

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Approaching his fifth season in the NFL however, Kolb thinks it's time for him to get a shot to start.

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"I want to be starting somewhere next year. I really want to be," Kolb says. "I'm in my fifth year now, so it's time to prove myself as a starter. Andy and I have a great relationship. It's always, 'You tell your side, and I'll tell mine, and hopefully we can make this thing work.' That's usually what happens. I know he'll do the right thing here."

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The problem is, with every passing day it's less and less likely that Kolb gets dealt. If the labor dispute drags on late in the summer, the chances of him being able to join a new team with a new playbook and contribute right away get smaller. That means the chances of a team paying the Eagles the price they want get smaller. That said, Kolb says he's prepared to come back to the Eagles as a backup if that's what has to happen.
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"I'll go to work as a backup if that happens," Kolb concedes. "That'll be my job. That's a possibility. I hope it doesn't happen."↵

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