Eagles Have Gotten at Least Three Calls for McNabb

Written By Bob Cunningham On Monday, February 08, 2010

The calls have been for McNabb, but is he leaving?

According to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio, the Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, and Buffalo Bills have all called the Philadelphia Eagles to inquire about Donovan McNabb. There's no mention of interest in Kevin Kolb, but it's likely that they asked about both quarterbacks.

Nothing can happen until March 5th, which is the season's "official" end, so there's still a month of speculation ahead of us, but I suppose it's never too early to start.

I've remained firm in my belief that McNabb will not be traded this offseason, so it's likely that the Eagles are pitching Kolb as something of a consolation prize to any team calling about Donovan.

Any of these three teams certainly make sense for a landing spot for Kolb, but it's likely that the Eagles are asking for nothing less than a second round pick -- a price that teams may not be willing to pay.

The only thing that will help the Eagles get their asking price for Kolb is the extremely thin free agent pool of quarterbacks. The top two free agent quarterbacks are Daunte Culpepper and Chad Pennington, two quarterbacks past their glory days and who are, at this point, nothing more than a stop-gap.

A team like the Broncos probably feel as though they're a pretty good team overall, and that having a good, young quarterback in place would help them fill other need areas, and maybe even help in attracting free agents.

The Bills and Browns, however, may be more reluctant to part ways with draft picks for a guy who has only 12 quarters worth of starting (half a game against the Ravens in '08, the Panthers in '09, and then starts against the Saints and Chiefs).

The entire league seems to have resigned itself to the fact that Michael Vick will become a Ram, and I'm this side of positive that McNabb will remain an Eagle, so the only question now is what happens with Kolb?

It's something we'll be watching very closely, and should have a resolution shortly after the March 5th starting point.

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