Kevin Kolb got a bit of a payday today — 5 years and $63 million, $20 million in guaranteed money from the Arizona Cardinals. And not only that, the Eagles also got a second round pick and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie — this is a STEAL for Philadelphia and Kolb.
The Eagles have traded Kolb to the Cardinals for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round pick, Fox Sports’ Adam Caplan reports. To make the deal happen, Kolb will sign a five-year extension for over $63 million, with over $20 million of that guaranteed.
All in all, the Cards paid a steep price for Kolb, but they are hoping that acquiring him brings the team the stability at QB they have been missing since the departure of Kurt Warner. Kolb is a clear upgrade from the signal-callers the team rolled out last year, with the most obvious beneficiary here in fantasy terms being star wideout Larry Fitzgerald.
The Eagles of course had all their stock in Michael Vick to begin with — everyone knew this was coming. But the added draft pick and secondary help in DR-C is going to be huge for Philly. Not a good move as far as the Giants offense is concerned.