Report: Kevin Kolb trade to Cardinals done
|07.28.11 at 2:50 pm ET|
According to a tweet from Adam Schefter of ESPN, the trade of Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb to the Cardinals in exchange for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round pick is done. Schefter adds that Kolb’s contract extension will be for five years and $63.5 million, with the quarterback getting $21 million in guaranteed money.
An unexpected second-round (37th overall) pick out of Houston in the 2007 draft, Kolb has been highly-touted since entering the league, but has played sparingly because of his role initially as a backup to Donovan McNabb and later to Michael Vick. Kolb was the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300 yards in each of his first two starts. Viewed potentially as a system quarterback at the time of his selection, he figures to somewhat ironically be the only quarterback taken in the 2007 draft to begin the coming season as a starter. JaMarcus Russell, chosen first overall in that draft, is out of the league while Brady Quinn, the other first-round quarterback in 2007, was traded to the Broncos in 2010 and will compete with Tim Tebow for snaps this season.
Rodgers-Cromartie was drafted 16th overall in the 2008 draft by the Cardinals out of Tennessee State. In three professional seasons, he has 13 career interceptions.