Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb caught a bad break in Philadelphia when Michael Vick made his comeback by running away with the starting job while Kolb was hurt. That came after Kolb had to wait his turn while Donovan McNabb wore out his welcome in Philadelphia. With those setbacks, it’s time for Kolb to move on to another team.
All of that doesn’t mean that other teams in the league wouldn’t want to utilize Kolb’s services. Two of the potential suitors on Friday were considered to be the Arizona Cardinals and the Cleveland Browns. The Browns were deemed as a possible destination by the NFL Network’s Mike Lombardi, partly due to the team’s extra 2010 first round pick. The other reason that Lombardi picks the Browns as Kolb’s destination stems from his skepticism over the “love affair” with Colt McCoy.
The Browns have responded by saying the team will not pursue Kolb, which was the answer we expected all along. It never seemed like a real possibility that Kolb would come to the Browns, as they’ve committed to giving McCoy a shot, which makes sense. After all, what exactly has Kolb done in the league to earn such a status?
If the Browns were to give away a 2012 first round pick and a starter on defense (which is what the Eagles were asking for), they’d still find themselves in the same position with an unproven quarterback. For now, the Browns’ best move is to stick with McCoy, see what he can do with a full season as the starter, and use those extra picks to build depth through the draft.