Kevin Kolb's future with the Eagles seemed all but tied to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement -- after all, it seems unlikely that Andy Reid would end up dealing him unless players were cleared to swap rosters before the 2011 NFL Draft. (Even though, yes, the rumors that Kolb could be dealt are certainly heating up.)
However, according to a report from ESPN's Sal Paolantonio, the Eagles would in fact be interested in taking on 2012 picks in exchange for Kolb.
"Even if he can't trade Kevin Kolb until after the draft ... [Andy Reid] would be interested in a pick in 2012," said Paolantonio. "He would definitely consider that."
What makes this particularly interesting is that it brings several different teams into play for Kolb.
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That's an application that can work with any number of teams that are holding higher first-round picks, and it would certainly crank up the market for Kolb.
Being able to land a talented defensive player at the top of this year's draft AND land a potential franchise quarterback is, almost without question, a preferable solution for many teams to gambling on someone like Blaine Gabbert, Cam Newton or Ryan Mallett.
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