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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: Aug 30, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 9:14 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

Kevin is a good qb, but the eagles made away like bandits. DRC and a second rounder for a qb still learning the ropes. Good luck to Kevin and thenk you to the Eagles front office for being one of the best at getting players. Now it is up to Juan Castillo and And Reid to prove that this was a smart deal. Kolb will be good for Larry Fitzgerald cause he can sling the ball, but with a weak offensive line he will be getting pounded and grounded.

Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 9:13 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

You might be the dumbest person ever to comment on this subject.  There have been a ton of back ups to go to the Super Bowl.  Which is more than I can say for psycho dog killer Vick.  He's never won when it counts and he never will.   Bet on it!

Since: May 6, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 9:00 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

Tarvaris Jackson's Career QB Rating - 76.6
Kevin Kolb's Career QB Rating - 73.2

The Seahawks signed Jackson for peanuts.
The Cardinals traded a princely sum.

Victory Seattle.

Since: Jun 4, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:51 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

i'm an Eagles fan...but getting rid of  Kolb was so stupid....

Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:40 pm

$63 million!!!!

$63 million for kolb---who is a backup type?  Are you serious???  I guess the owners aren't "losing money" any more like they were crying about a few weeks ago.

Since: Jul 24, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:35 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

It's funny when people keep calling them stupid for paying 63M.  They are really only on the hook for the first 2 years and 10M per.  They can cut him before the rest of the money kicks in.  Not so stupid anymore, huh?

Since: Jul 24, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:34 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal



Serphnx - I'm only focusing on what Matt Schaub has done from the QB position.  He is not Manning, Brady, Brees, Rodgers or Vick granted; but he is in that next group of passers.  If the Texans can get similar "QB play" out of Kolb.  They should be happy.  I blame the lack of playoff games on the defense moreso than I blame him.   

Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:27 pm

$63M deal ?!?

Thank you Cardinals for being the stupidest franchise in the NFC.  He's not even going to be average enough for Fitzgeralds superior skills to overcome and make him look better than average. 

Since: Jul 24, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:26 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

Rikki - not sure what team you root for but ANY TEAM that loses it's starter will typically have issues winning games.  History suggest that the Eagles will still find ways to win games though.  See Jeff Garcia and A.J. Feeley who filled in nicely for McNabb.  The Eagles will find a way to compete, whether its Mike Kafka or if we sign Vince Young.  They will be ok IF Vick misses more than the typical 2 or 3 games he usually misses.

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:22 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

The best way I can sum up this trade is to compare it to the time when the Houston Texans traded "two" 2nd round draft picks and swapped first round picks with Atlanta in order to acquire Matt Schaub in 2007.  At the time, Matt Schaub had only started 2 games and played garbage time in a few others.  He threw for 6 TD's and 6 INT's.  His passer rating was somewhere around 65% (nothing special) in his three years with Atlanta.  At the time, it seemed that the Texans had seriously overpaid for an unproven NFL QB.

I am not really sure what to think about Kevin Kolb as a pro.  Two years ago he show'd signs of stardom, winning the offensive player of the week award 2 weeks in a row.  Last year he didn't look so great but he got injured and the offensive line was atrocias!  If I had to go out on a limb... I believe that he CAN be a Pro Bowl type player in this league but he has to have weapons around him.  He definately has the right makeup to be a leader. 

As a Eagle fan, I can guarantee you that Kevin Kolb is a FOOTBALL PLAYER.  He is a gym rat.  He is a coaches son.  All of the intagiables that you would want in a QB.  Just because of those reasons he has a better chance to succeed than Matt Linart. If Ken Whisenhunt is half the offensive mind that he is reputed to be then Kolb should be just fine.   

One last thing... the way the contract is broken down, the deal is 2 years at 10 mil plus.  They can easily get out of that deal after the 2nd year if it doesn't work out. 

And?  Schaub still has only been to the fantasy playoffs in his career.  He also would always get injured.  I don't remember if he got injured last year, but probably.

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