If you listen to Eagles coach Andy Reid, Donovan McNabb will be his quarterback for the 2010 season. But the speculation about a possible trade has started regardless.
The most recent report, this one from the Philadelphia Daily News, suggests that several teams have called about the possibility of trading for McNabb, Kevin Kolb or Michael Vick.
The Arizona Cardinals, who lost Kurt Warner to retirement, and the Minnesota Vikings, who might lose Brett Favre to retirement, are the two teams that have been mentioned with McNabb.
The Browns have ties to the Eagles, as Reid’s mentor, Mike Holmgren, is now the team president. Neither Brady Quinn nor Derek Anderson has shown a consistent level of success, so the Browns could inquire about Kolb.
There has also been a lot of interest in Vick, as reports have both the Bills and Rams as potential suitors.
All of this talk about the Eagles’ quarterbacks is certain to continue throughout the offseason, and any future moves would make an impact on fantasy football.
McNabb will remain a starting fantasy quarterback regardless of where he lands, though a move to Arizona would make him even more attractive with the weapons in that offense. Kolb, who showed flashes of potential in 2009, would become a fantasy reserve and matchup-based starter if he landed a prominent role with a new team.
And then there’s Vick, who was once considered a top-10 fantasy quarterback before his off-the-field issues landed him in prison. While it’s hard to see him re-emerging into a superstar, Vick would have much more value as a starter in 2010.
During what promises to be a very interesing offseason, fantasy owners should be sure to monitor what goes down with these three quarterbacks.