The Philadelphia Eagles have announced that they have agreed to a one-year extension with QB Kevin Kolb. Kolb was supposed to make $550,000 this year on the final season of his four-year rookie deal worth, according to Reuben Frank of Phillyburbs.com, $3,607,815.
The deal is reportedly worth $12.26 million and it would keep Kolb and Eagle until 2011. We suspect (as do many) that all of it is guaranteed. There just isn’t a way to do a long-term deal right now with the 30% rule in place.
“We’re happy to have Kevin under contract for the next two seasons,” head coach Andy Reid said. “When given the chance, Kevin has proven to have good command of this offense and we’re looking forward to having him operate as the number one quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.”
Kolb is now the main man in Philadelphia now that Donovan McNabb was shipped off to the Washington Redskins. He has no idea what kind of pressure he’ll be under to perform.
“I’d like to thank Kevin and his agent Jeff Nalley for their work in getting this contract signed,” Eagles President Joe Banner said. “We’re very happy with Kevin and all the attributes he brings to this organization and we’re pleased to sign another young, ascending player to a contract. It’s something that this organization has prioritized over the last several years.”
Have fun, Kevin! Hope you don’t think just getting to a Super Bowl will suffice!