Kolb Strikes Down Rumor of Contract Talks With Eagles

Written By Bob Cunningham On Tuesday, February 16, 2010

After all of this, we seem no closer to a resolution.

Kevin Kolb put the rumor to rest today on 610WIP while talking to Howard Eskin and Ike Reese -- he has not been approached by the Eagles about a contract extension contrary to Garry Cobb's report.

"We haven't even talked to them as far as I know," Kolb said. "That totally blew me away whenever that was reported because it was obviously false. Yeah, that has not been discussed yet."

So that puts that to rest, barring the small possibility that the Eagles reached out to Kolb's agent, who didn't bother passing it along to Kolb because it wasn't exactly an offer, but more of a dipping-your-toe-in-the-pool sort of contact.

Cobb has also said, on his site, that other sources have contacted him to substantiate the story.

Is it possible that Kolb has been told by the Eagles to refute the report publicly so Donovan McNabb's trade value stays high? It's a bit of a round-about way to do it, but I suppose it's a possibility.

Kolb did go on, however, to say that he would like to start.

"I wish I could have played last year," Kolb said. "With that being said I am going to wish it even more this year. It's tough, but I know it's an even harder situation for the Eagles. There are three of us out there that can play so I am going to keep their feelings in mind and try to remain positive no matter what happens."

I'm not sure that he's going to be a quality starter in this league or not, but he's saying all the right things and it's tough not to like the guy.

He also seems willing to just sit and wait for his number to be called rather than asking to be traded elsewhere for his opportunity to start.

"I feel like I fit in this system so well and not just the system but the coaching staff and the players and the personnel all the way around," Kolb said. "You know even on the other side of the building with the business side and all of that.

I just feel like our personalities really fit well together, we work hard together and I look forward to taking over this thing one day and working with those guys. I would never wish myself to be anywhere else."

The Eagles have said that Kolb isn't available, but if someone calls up offering a second round pick along with some mid-to-late rounders, it would be difficult to keep him around. He showed flashes, but there's still a whole lot of question marks surrounding him and giving him a second contract seems like a very risky move.

Things will get heated up once we hit that March 5th milestone, but right now there's not a whole lot that's going to happen anyway.

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