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Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

Posted on: July 28, 2011 2:54 pm
Edited on: July 28, 2011 5:42 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Since the lockout ended, we've waited with baited breath to find out when Kevin Kolb would get traded from the Eagles (presumably to the Cardinals). It's a "done deal," a league source told's Mike Freeman, who notes that Arizona will give up exactly what we noted earlier -- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a high draft pick, believed to be a second-rounder.

Additionally, according to 97.5 The Fan's Adam Caplan who first reported the deal, the Cardinals have reached an agreement on a contract extension with Kolb that will pay him $63 million, including a whopping $20 million in guaranteed money.

Summer of Kolb

That is a LOT of cheddar for a guy who, as Freeman notes, hasn't proven anything. Of course, it's also less than the $30 million that Kolb's camp was reportedly demanding from the Cardinals in order to finalize the deal.

Then again, was there ever really a chance that he Cardinals wouldn't cave to Kolb's demands for a large extension? As we've written throughout the week, this was a game of chicken that was destined to end poorly for the Cardinals purely in terms of what they'd have to give up to land the quarterback.

There's obviously a shot that this deal does work for Arizona, if Kolb comes in and helps them reclaim the NFC West title. Or, if he's simply good enough to allow them to retain superstar wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who hasn't been happy with Arizona's quarterback situation since Kurt Warner retired.

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Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 3:08 pm

Great Trade for Eagles

Kolb is so overrated...he has done nothing to earn this payday....Eagles will get two starters for him...

Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 3:07 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal?

Maybe so but that's still an upgrade from last year and there's more upside than downside in that deal.  As far as a Redskin's perspective, that's actually a GOOD deal!

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 3:07 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal?

I disagree. The jury is still out on Kolb. Not saying he'll definitely be great but if he can stay healthy and has a good O-line, he could be a good QB.

Since: Oct 5, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 3:06 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal?

Can you say Jackpot!!! This guy has not proven himself and really struggled as a starter. This is just another example of a desperate team hoping this guy will work out. They must be trying to appease the fan base. Needless to say, this may not be much of an upgrade over last years QB's. 

Since: Sep 6, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 3:04 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal?

Kolb will be a bust or at best an average NFL quarteback.

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