While taking a break from sampling the hearty buffet at the NFL’s Annual Meetings, head coach Andy Reid threw the media a nugget when he revealed the Eagles are “listening to offers” for their three quarterbacks. Yawn.
This is hardly news because every team in the NFL always listens to offers for players. I’m sure at one time or another someone has dialed up the Colts and inquired what it would take to acquire Peyton Manning. But after enduring five minutes of non-stop laughter from Colts GM Bill Polian, that guy finally hung up the phone.
Listening and trading are two different things. Regardless, I’m sure some panicky Petes will take Reid’s words and skew them to mean than Donovan McNabb is on his way out, even though Big Red reiterated that Don “is our starter.”
I still maintain that both Don and Kolb aren’t going anywhere in 2010. Michael Vick is another story. Unless the play-callers plan on implementing an expanded package for Vick, keeping him seems like a waste. Kolb, not him, is the future of the franchise.
If a quarterback needy team were to make a solid offer, like say a 4th rounder, Vick should be dealt. If a deal doesn’t happen before or during the April draft, it doesn’t mean a trade won’t be engineered at some point. Especially if the Birds draft another signal caller, which some pundits think they might.
Or maybe Reid really does plan on keeping all three guys. Considering Don’s injury history, it might not be a bad idea. If 5 were to go down with a season-ending injury, having Kolb and Vick would be much better than just Kolb. Oh, the possibilities.
Update: According to Jeff McClane, the Eagles are pondering a trade that would send McNabb to the Rams for their second-round pick (#33 overall). McClane thinks a trade could happen soon and that Don and Reid haven’t spoken in quite some time. Hmm…
Like I said — oh, the possibilities. Stay tuned.