I've been trying to write my analysis of the Eagles season for a while now, and I've given it up for one reason: I can't get a feel for Kolb. Based on my studies, I'm confident we'll have a top 10 defense, top 10 skill players, even a better than average OL. But all that is scrapped because I just don't know how Kolb will be.
After that I looked everywhere I could. Football Outsiders seems to be hedging their bets. ESPN has no answer. The serious/comical Bill Simmons called him the first ever over/under/overrated QB in history to have never been the #1 guy. I'm at a loss.
So now I turn to you, the BGN bloggers and posters. What do we have with Kevin Kolb? I see his absolute upside being very good indeed, maybe a poor man's Drew Brees or Joe Montana. But then I remind myself that those guys don't exactly grow on trees, and the difference between a good NFL QB and a terrible one just isn't obvious until they start playing a few games. On a downside, the NFL is littered with good college system guys who never transitioned to a successful NFL carreer.
Help me out, everyone. On a scale of 1-10, 1 being Tim Couch, and 10 being Drew Brees, who is Kevin Kolb?