The Eagles will place the franchise tag on Pro Bowl quarrterback Michael Vick and put his backup Kevin Kolb on the trading block, according to ESPN. It’s not really a shock to read this but nevertheless it is confirmation of what most of those who follower the Birds were thinking they would do.
Franchising Vick is going to mean he’ll likely make $15 to $18 million dollars next year.
It’ll be very interesting to see what NFL teams are willing to offer for Kolb. I know the Eagles hope to get a number one pick, but we’ll have to wait and see if they feel that good about Kolb.
I think both moves make sense. Franchising Vick gives the Birds a chance to get a longer look at him. Trading Kolb will take away a good backup quarterback, but they’ll be able to help their defense with a high draft pick.