That's no surprise of course, but this is the first time that Andy Reid has publicly hinted that they're listening to offers. Paul Domowitch did us the solid of transcribing a few tidbits from an interview Andy Reid did with Dave Spadaro of PE.com.
``People have shown a little interest (in Kolb), and as this thing picks up, I’m sure it will continue,’’ Reid said. ``Listen, we’ll sit back and we’ll evaluate.’’
``He’s ours,’’ Reid said. ``Everything else from there is easy. It’s kind of like what I said last year. If people are interested, they’ll come to you. But on the other hand, do we love Kevin Kolb? Are you kidding me?
``I mean, this guy is a helluva football player. You look at his numbers and the things he did when he had the opportunity to start, and you start six or seven games and you’re the NFC Offensive Player of the Week twice, and all the 300-yard games he put together and the way he commands the offense and all these things, you’re not in a big hurry to get rid of Kevin Kolb.’’
It's not often Andy substitutes "helluva" for "heckuva." That's when you know he really means business. We've already beaten the "Trade Kolb?" issue to death here, but I think the translation that we can surmise from Reid's comments here are "Make with a really good offer, and we'll talk."
And I like the approach. With so many teams that could potentially be looking to improve/change their starting QB situations this offseason (14 by my count), the supply/demand dictates that Reid can afford to sit back and let the inquiries come to him, and not the other way around.
And as always... This is all, of course, assuming that the Eagles can even trade Kolb anytime soon while we wait for some sort of resolution to the labor dispute.