Unless you've been ignoring news around the rest of the NFL then you know the Philadelphia Eagles have been chomping at the bit to trade quarterback Kevin Kolb. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter it's a foregone conclusion that the Eagles will be trading Kolb, and it looks like it will be to the Arizona Cardinals. Now it's an issue of 'when' not 'if'.
When the rumors first arose of Kolb being traded I thought he could be a good option for the Panthers, that is- until I heard the Eagles wanted a 1st round pick for him. While we're not sure exactly what Kolb will be traded for, it seems fairly certain it will be a 2012 1st round pick.
Personally, I'm happy with what the Panthers did- but we'd be remiss if we didn't mention going this alternate route since the Cardinals, Redskins and Seahawks all had glaring needs at QB and ignored them in favor of selecting another position. So, as a conversation starter do you think the Panthers will be happy with their decision down the road? Or should they have addressed another need and shipped off their 2012 1st rounder for Kevin Kolb?
After the jump Kolb's numbers as a 7 game starter
148/239 (61.9%), 1,714 yards (281 yards per full start*), 11 TD, 10 INT, 100.1 QB rating (per full start*)
*Per full start omits week one 2010 when Kolb left the game after 10 attempts due to concussion
Do you think the Panthers will have any regret not addressing other needs and trading for Kevin Kolb?
Yes, Kolb would have made the Panthers a better football team (85 votes)
No, Newton will be far better (194 votes)
Yes, addressing other needs would have been smarter (58 votes)
No, Kolb is overrated- not worth a 1st round pick (319 votes)
656 total votes