Peter King: Eagles Have First-Round Offer for Kevin Kolb

Written By Bob Cunningham On Monday, March 21, 2011
According to SI.com's Peter King, the Philadelphia Eagles have received an offer from a team that includes a first-round pick.

King also points out that head coach Andy Reid and general manager Howie Roseman believe they can get a better offer if they wait (not that they really have a choice until the Brady v. NFL ruling on April 6th), so there's a chance that the pick being offered is in the latter portion of the first round.

Of course, that's assuming there really is an offer at all.

That's not to say King is necessarily lying, but there's a very good chance the Eagles are the ones who leaked this information to King. And as we know, the team is not above leaking false information to get some of the more quarterback-needy teams a little closer to the edge.

It's quite possible that teams like the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings, and others all got a little antsy when this report came out. If they all believe they're bidding against another team, it might make them more willing to give up their first-round pick, and maybe even a late-round pick in addition.

But, like I've said all throughout this process, I don't believe teams will be in a rush to offer up a first-round pick. I think the other 31 teams have seen the same thing we have, and that's a quarterback who still has a lot of learning to do before he can be an effective starter.

I think something will get done before the draft that will allow players to be moved via trade, but Kolb could be an Eagle right up until April 28th -- the first day of the draft.

It's possible, and more likely, that a team looking to target a quarterback could see that guy off the board right before their pick and instead opt to take a chance on Kolb.

My guess is that happens toward the middle of the first round when hot names like Blaine Gabbert and Cam Newton have already shaken hands with Roger Goodell (if they attend, that is).


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