Does a Browns-Eagles Trade for QB Kolb Make Sense?


The Cleveland Browns have revamped the front office, and it appears while Eric Mangini will be the head coach in 2010, not much else will be the same. Aboard is Mike Holmgren, coming in as the teams President, and Tom Heckert also joins the club as the General Manager.

There’s already been words about the clubs QB spot, and it appears that both Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn better not get too comfortable in Cleveland, as it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see one of, if not both of them gone. Today the National Football Post’s Mike Lombardi spoke about a possible thought of a deal with the Browns and Eagles centering around QB Kevin Kolb:

Is the draft an option, or is making a trade? I’m not sure the draft is a viable option for the Browns, based on the talent available. With all the recent speculation, it appears that trade rumors are running rampant in Cleveland, many centering on the Philadelphia Eagles. The Birds have two quarterbacks (Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb) who may be of interest to Holmgren and his new general manager, Tom Heckert, who also came from Philadelphia. In spite of all the talk, it would be hard for me to imagine that McNabb would not agree to a contract extension to join the Browns, nor would it be hard to imagine the Browns would trade for McNabb without an extension. So that leads me to believe if the Browns have interest in an Eagles quarterback, it would have to center mostly on Kolb. Heckert loved Kolb when he was in Philadelphia, was responsible for drafting him and can accurately describe him to Holmgren with regard to work habits, character and, most important, his potential as a full-time starter.

So what’s Kolb worth? I’m sure if the Browns offered their first-round pick, the seventh overall, they would get the Eagles’ full attention. But do they have to offer that much? Better yet, is Kolb worth that much? The Eagles might say that’s not enough, but they also once said they’d never take less than a two for Lito Sheppard, so we know if the Browns offered that pick, the deal is done. I strongly doubt that will happen, but what if the Browns offered Pro Bowl nose tackle Shaun Rogers for Kolb?

The move does make some sense considering that the Browns need a QB, and there was some early issues with Rogers last season. Now the question is does Philly want to part with Kolb, and would a deal with the Browns be able to be made based on all the players involved. It’s worth keeping your eyes on for sure.


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6 Responses to “Does a Browns-Eagles Trade for QB Kolb Make Sense?”

  1. Larry says:

    First, Lombardi’s facts are wrong. Reid, not Heckert, was responsible for the Kolb draft pick. Reid saw him playing on TV while in Texas. If Heckert thinks highly of him now then so does Reid.
    The Eagles can’t trade Kolb without a fan revolt. In a recent Inquirer newspaper survey of 20,000+ fans, almost 70% of the Philly fans want a change at QB, and they want Kolb not Vick by a large margin. Trade Kolb and disappoint the fans and take away their hope of positive change and you will have one ugly boo fest at the Linc. It will get ugly!

  2. Adam says:

    For starters Larry that 70% is completely off. They never should of wasted a 2nd rounder on Kolb anyway. He played 2 good games? Against the Chiefs? And the Saints where he picked up most of the yards because they played a prevent defence almost the whole 4th quarter. It’s pretty sad you would even consider thinking he’s a better option than Mcnabb. I actually kind of hope Mcnabb goes though, just so guys like you who know nothing about the game of football will realise how good we had it with him.

  3. joe says:

    Adam, i partly agree with your statement. I am the biggest Mcnabb fan andi will argue all day why he should be in the hall of fame… haveing said that mcnabb is getting up there in age and with that he is becoming more injury prone and more in consistent. i do think the time for change is now but if we keep mcnabb i wont be mad, but i jus think we should give kolb a shot cause when we did he proved he was good. n he was the 1st QB to throw for over 300yds in his first 3 starts so i think thats god enough for me, who knows tho, maybe we will c Vick next year lol.

  4. joe says:

    sorry for all the typeo’s

  5. Adam says:

    He’s 33? And you really think it’s a good idea to replace him with an unproven guy? It was his first two starts not three and like i said against those defenses 300 isn’t much of an accomplishment. Not only that but he doesn’t have anywhere near the arm Mcnabb has, and he’s not going to make the offensive line look alot better than it really is.

  6. Michael says:

    I have been a fan since 1973, and I remember when Randal was let go. Do you fans know how long it was before we got a good QB again? I know at some point it will have to happen. Kolb, played in two games vs D’Mac playing 10yrs come on be for real. do you really want to wait while Kolb developes in to what we THINK he will be? the Cowboys will not wait for us. And if it does not work out for the changing of the teams best QB ever! you fans will BOOOOO Kolb and the FRONT OFFICE just like you have BOOOO D’Mac from the very start.. DAMN YOU’RE SO FICKLED, all you fans better do your home work. Trading D’Mac will set the team back two to three years. If you think that the Cowboys are somewhat a head of us now trading D’Mac will hurt us more than you fans realize trust me on this. I live in Dallas Texas, and I am not ready for us go go backwards when we’re this close. D’Mac has never had the weapons he has now.

    B’Money Eagle fan in Dallas.