What teams should the Eagles be rooting for to draft QB's to maintain the high level of supply/demand for Kevin Kolb?

Come on Panthers. You know you want him.

The draft is now just a mere 17 days away, and I'm just not holding out much hope that we'll have any sort of free agency or trading period before April 28th.  Call me pessimistic, a turd in the punchbowl, a party-pooper, a curmudgeon, wet blanket, killjoy, or any other names in the Thesaurus in Word, but that's just what it looks like to me.  If I'm wrong, awesome.  If I'm right, that of course means that Kevin Kolb can no longer be traded for 2011 draft picks, and the Eagles will instead be forced to look for compensation in the form of other players or picks in the 2012 draft. 

The extremely remote possibility that a team could draft someone the Eagles like and trade him for Kolb later exists, but it's so wildly unrealistic that it's not worth expending the energy to come up with the magical formula to make it work.  It's like Kramer and Newman trying to figure out how to get a mail truck full of bottles to Michigan to collect the recycling refund of $.10 per bottle instead of $.05 in New York.  Trading Kolb for a 2011 pick or two would be ideal, but it's not the end of the world if the Eagles have to settle for 2012 picks instead, so let's just move on.

The supply and demand of QB's in the NFL is staunchly in favor of the "haves," i.e. the Eagles, who have 2 NFL quality starting QB's in Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick, and by my count, 14 potential teams that could be looking for an answer at QB during this offseason.  In the upcoming draft, the higher the number of QB-desperate teams that draft what they think is an answer at QB, the lower the demand for Kolb will be.   Conversely, if a low number of QB-desperate teams are able to draft their answer at QB, the better it is for the Eagles in trying to maximize the compensation they'll receive for Kolb's services. 

We've covered all of the above at legnth of course.  After the jump, in the spirit of maintaining the currently great supply/demand for Kolb's services, I've broken down which teams would be good to see draft a QB early, and which teams would be bad.  Analysis after the jump:

Draft order Team Good or bad Comment
1 Panthers Good They already have a QB they drafted high last year, and if they don't draft Cam Newton or Blaine Gabbert #1 overall, it's an indication that they're willing to give Jimmy Clausen another year to show what he can do.
2 Broncos Good Like the Panthers, the Broncos drafted a QB high last year (Tim Tebow), and already have another decent option in Kyle Orton. They won't panic if they don't come away with a QB in this draft.
3 Bills Good The Bills have so many holes to fix, that it's unrealistic they'll be a serious competitor anytime soon, so they're likely not to trade a few picks for Kolb, especially when they have a competent enough QB in Ryan Fitzpatrick to hold down the fort while they build.
4 Bengals Bad Carson Palmer is done in Cincy. They'll need a QB in the worst way if they don't draft one. The only downside here is that owner/GM Mike Brown has the reputation of being extremely difficult to deal with.
5 Cardinals Bad Their QB's are John Skelton, Max Hall, and Richard Bartel. Pretty self-explanatory here.
6 Browns Good I had an internal debate on this one, but I'd much rather see them draft a QB and leave other teams after them like San Fran, Tennessee, and Minnesota desperate.
7 49ers Bad This team has some nice pieces in place and the addition of Kolb would probably make them the favorites to win the NFC West. The downside of trading Kolb here is that he could very well lead them to the playoffs, and thus, a lower first round pick. Still, it's a great team to have in the mix for Kolb's services once the draft shakes out.
8 Titans Bad Tennessee is another team that has no shortage of talent, but a black hole at QB. They were 5-2 at one point last year, and could compete for the AFC South title immediately with Kolb. Panic level should be very high if they don't draft a QB.
9 Cowboys Good Won't be trading for Kolb, so if they draft a QB, it thins the supply.
10 Redskins Good McNabb is done in DC, and they need a QB… badly… but I just can't imagine that Mike Shanahan and Co could possibly have the balls to trade for an Eagles QB again after getting burned last offseason.
11 Texans Good Won't be trading for Kolb, so in the extremely unlikely event they draft a QB, it thins the supply.
12 Vikings Bad With an aging but still talented team, the Vikes seem like a perfect landing spot for Kolb. Seeing them draft a QB and taking them out of the Kolb running would be a major disappointment.
13 Lions Good Won't be trading for Kolb, so in the extremely unlikely event they draft a QB, it thins the supply.
14 Rams Good Won't be trading for Kolb, so in the extremely unlikely event they draft a QB, it thins the supply.
15 Dolphins Good Chad Henne regressed last year, but they're not in as bad of shape as some of the other teams around the NFL in terms of their QB. I'd be fine with the Dolphins taking away one of the rookie QB's.
16 Jaguars Good The Jags still have the underrated David Garrard at QB, and while they'd like an upgrade in the form of Kolb, they won't have enough panic in them to trade away a bunch of future picks.
17 Patriots Good It's unlikely for sure, but don't completely dismiss the possibility of the Pats taking a QB early. They have so many picks that if they really like a guy, it wouldn't be so crazy for them to draft a guy to groom under Tom Brady.
18 Chargers Good Won't be trading for Kolb, so in the extremely unlikely event they draft a QB, it thins the supply.
19 Giants Good Won't be trading for Kolb, so in the extremely unlikely event they draft a QB, it thins the supply.
20 Buccaneers Good Won't be trading for Kolb, so in the extremely unlikely event they draft a QB, it thins the supply.
21 Chiefs Good Won't be trading for Kolb, so in the extremely unlikely event they draft a QB, it thins the supply.
22 Colts Good See Pats.
23 Eagles X X
24 Saints Good Won't be trading for Kolb, so in the extremely unlikely event they draft a QB, it thins the supply.
25 Seahawks Bad Not much explanation necessary here, as the Hawks have probably received the most attention in the past couple months as a team that has a high interest in KK.
26 Ravens Good Won't be trading for Kolb, so in the extremely unlikely event they draft a QB, it thins the supply.
27 Falcons Good Won't be trading for Kolb, so in the extremely unlikely event they draft a QB, it thins the supply.
28 Pats Good See above.
29 Bears Good Won't be trading for Kolb, so in the extremely unlikely event they draft a QB, it thins the supply.
30 Jets Good Won't be trading for Kolb, so in the extremely unlikely event they draft a QB, it thins the supply.
31 Steelers Good Won't be trading for Kolb, so in the extremely unlikely event they draft a QB, it thins the supply.
32 Packers Good Won't be trading for Kolb, so in the extremely unlikely event they draft a QB, it thins the supply.
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