In a live chat Monday, NFL.com senior analyst Pat Kirwan said he would not be surprised to see the Philadelphia Eagles keep Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick in 2010.
“People keep saying that the Eagles can’t have three QBs on the roster when the season begins,” Kirwan noted. “But they can.
“It’s the last year of McNabb’s contract, so it’s just one more year of dealing with three QBs,” Kirwan continued. “If Kevin Kolb makes even more improvement in camp, they can shop one of these QBs in late August. But there’s no reason they can’t keep all three for one more year.”
Kirwan’s main point was that the combined 2010 compensation for McNabb, Kolb and Vick combined still is less than a couple of the NFL’s top-paid quarterbacks alone.
“The Eagles just gave Michael Vick a $1.5 million roster bonus. He’s scheduled to make $3.75 million this season. McNabb is $5.5. Kolb is getting $600,000. So they have a little less than $10 million tied up this year in three QBs. But that’s still cheap compared to the likes of the Colts.”
Peyton Manning, Kirwan noted, is slated to make $15.8 million this season.