Following yesterday's report that a mystery team has an offer of a first round pick on the table for Eagles QB Kevin Kolb, the rumor mill has really started to heat up. This is odd of course, because no player trades can be made during the work stoppage(which has no end in sight) and the draft is only a month away. That said, I suppose NFL GMs have to proceed as if business will be back to normal by the draft just in case it is.
Eagles president Joe Banner told the Inquirer today that the market for Kolb has been "more aggressive" than the market for Donovan McNabb was and that the teams who are pitching the Eagles are "the teams people are guessing they are." Banner says that the amount of teams interested in Kolb has grown since last year.
"the pool of teams interested in him is much bigger this year, by the dynamic of how many teams need a quarterback and how few other options there are to get one. There were a group of teams that last year tried to get by with OK quarterback situations and it didn't work out very well at all - all the West Coast teams, the Carolinas, the Miamis."