This isn’t a shocker. Kevin Kolb was a second-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2007 and was told that he’d be the starter of the team for 2010 after they traded Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins. After he got concussed in the opener against the Green Bay Packers, he essentially got Wally Pipped by Michael Vick.
Now, a source tells Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer that Kolb wants out of Philadelphia if Vick is brought back as the starter.
“I love it here, as everybody knows,” Kolb said after the Eagles went down like a Saigon whore to the Packers. “My family’s settled in here. I would love to be starting here. But I want to be starting somewhere.”
So, would you be interested in returning to the Eagles as a backup next year?
“I can’t answer that question,” he said.
Kolb got some $11 million in bonus money this offseason, but will make just $1.4 million in 2011.
“Whatever happens you want to know the answer so you can prepare one way or the other,” Kolb said. “Our communication with be fine. … And I’ll be looking to starting here, hopefully.”
Vick isn’t under contract for next season, but he’s clearly the better QB. Vick played relatively poorly at the end of this season, but there was a long stretch where he was playing the position better than probably anyone ever has.
So, what will Kolb do if Vick is brought back and he’s spending another season holding a clipboard?
“Obviously, there’s a chance for a lot of things,” Kolb said. “So I’ll just wait and just talk to these guys and see what happens.”