While the Eagles are saying next to nothing about their quarterback “situation” (having Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick on your roster constitutes a “situation”), that hasn’t stopped the chatter around the league. The topic dominated today’s NFL Total Access production meeting at the network’s West Coast headquarters, as host Fran Charles, analysts Marshall Faulk and Mike Mayock and the room full of producers flushed out the discussion for the show today (that’s at 7 p.m. ET).
The Eagles haven’t moved from the position that McNabb is the starter, and they paid Vick a $1.5 million roster bonus this week as well. While reports persist that the Seahawks and Browns have been calling (more on that in a minute), NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported Wednesday the Eagles haven’t “marketed” or made calls on their QBs to teams. La Canfora is hearing that it will take a least a second-round pick to land Vick, a first-round pick and more to get McNabb, and two first-round picks to acquire Kolb.
As La Canfora points out, that shows how serious the Eagles are about Kolb as their future QB. McNabb also holds leverage, given that he’s entering the final year of his contract. It’s unlikely a team would trade for him without a new contract in place.
La Canfora notes the Seahawks have called, and CSNPhilly.com reports their calls are for Kolb. As the Seahawks sort out their plans behind starter Matt Hasselbeck, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer cites various reports that Derek Anderson is visiting Thursday.
Meanwhile, in Cleveland, general manager Tom Heckert (with his previous Philadelphia ties) has been touting both McNabb and Kolb to the Browns, according to Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. And Brady Quinn went on the record in response to trade rumors to say if he’s not in the Browns’ plans, he’s open to a trade.
Getting inside Andy Reid’s head is the only way to know if a move is pending. Of course, the worst-case scenario for the Eagles is that they have all three QBs on their roster next season. That’s a good place to be.