TEMPE, AZ - APRIL 29: Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie #29 of the Arizona Cardinals talks with the media as he leaves the team's training center on April 29, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Adam Schefter was live on ESPN this afternoon and reported that a trade between the Eagles and Cardinals for Kevin Kolb will get done by the end of the week and it will include pro bowl corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a draft pick. The teams are still wrangling over whether that will be a first or second rounder or some other type of conditional pick.
It makes sense that the talks are no progressing after Matt Hasselbeck signed in Tennessee and Kyle Orton is reportedly on the verge of a move to Miami. Really, the QB market has shrunk down to Kolb as the only viable guy left and the Cardinals as the only viable destination. So, if the two sides were playing a leverage game, it's basically over. The Cardinals can't sell Marc Bulger as their starter or the likes of John Skelton either. Kolb is the only real guy left and they are desperate for a QB.
For the Eagles, the deal fills their massive hole at corner with a 25 year old former pro bowler. DRC didn't have a great year last season, but is certainly still one of the best young corners in the NFL and is signed for two more years. They have to give up a guy who is at least a valuable backup and at best a franchise QB... but with Michael Vick making the position his own last year, Kolb is expendable. Plus, there's been rumors that the Eagles have been doing their diligence on other QBs as potential backups to Vick, with the most notable being Vince Young.