As we currently stand, the 49ers only quarterback under contract is David Carr. It's safe to say with some level of certainty that new head coach Jim Harbaugh and GM Trent Baalke will be looking to add a little bit more talent. Naturally that has led to a whole lot of discussion here about potential QBs. One played discussed has been Kevin Kolb, the current backup for Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Kolb is currently signed through 2011 with a base salary of $1.392 million next season. He and Vick have gone back and forth as the starting QB with Vick eventually emerging as the starter thanks to a return of his explosive abilities. Now, sources are indicating Kolb wants out of Philadelphia if Vick is brought back as the starter next year. Vick is a free agent but the general belief is that he'll be back under some kind of contract, whether it be a long term deal or a franchise tender.
Apparently Kolb will meet with Andy Reid tomorrow now that the Eagles season is complete following their loss to Green Bay. Of course, if Kolb is going to be traded it won't happen until a new CBA is worked out. At that point though, some folks (linked above) think it could cost another team upwards of two first round picks. The Eagles don't want to give him up for nothing but also have the leverage of having him signed relatively cheaply. Furthermore, Vick plays the game in a way that can often lead to injury. If you're the Eagles, you want some solid security behind Vick, even if that means having a disgruntled backup.
At this point I doubt I'd give up two first round picks for Kolb, but I'm really not sure what would be a satisfactory deal. There is also the issue of getting Kolb extended, but this seems to be more about the playing time than the contract issues. Would you be interested in adding Kolb? What kind of picks would you be willing to give up in a trade?
Would Kevin Kolb be a good fit with the 2011 49ers (trade cost aside)?
Yes (1576 votes)
No (514 votes)
2090 total votes