Former Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb reportedly arrested for boating while intoxicated

Doug Benc

Oh Kevin Kolb.

According to a report from 956Sports, which is based in Edinburgh, Texas, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb was arrested this past weekend. More from the actual report:

The arrest citation was verified by Willacy County Sheriff’s office to 956sports.com.  Willacy County Sheriff’s office was not able to provide a mugshot of Kolb, but was able to verify that the date of birth was August 24, 1984.

Kolb was arrested for boating while intoxicated.  He was released Sunday on a personal recognizance bond.  The arrest occured on Saturday June 28.  He spent time in jail from 2:44am on June 29, 2014 and was released at 1:11pm.

Something like "boating while intoxicated" is probably the most major thing you'd ever expect Kevin Kolb to be arrested for. He doesn't exactly have the history of being a trouble maker.

On the contrary, aside from the large amount of money he has made, Kolb's NFL career has been rather depressing. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. It was the Eagles first selection in that draft after having traded down to acquire more picks. From there, Kolb served as a backup to franchise starter Donovan McNabb until McNabb was released in 2010 and Kolb was expected to take over. The Kolb era didn't last very long due to concussion Kolb suffered at the hands of Clay Matthews in the Eagles 2010 home opener. Rejuvenated veteran Michael Vick, who many had counted out at the time, played well in Kolb's absence and took over as the Eagles starter.

Kolb was later traded to the Cardinals during the 2011 offseason in exchange for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and two draft picks that turned out to be Vinny Curry and Brandon Boykin. Kolb was awarded a five-year, $64 million contract with $21 million in guaranteed money. Kolb's career in Arizona never took off due to injuries (including another concussion) and poor play. He started 14 games over two seasons and finished with a 6-8 record. The Cardinals released Kolb during the 2013 offseason. From there, Kolb signed with the Buffalo Bills and looked like he might win a job there. That is... until he suffered another concussion during the preseason. Kolb was placed on injured reserve and released by the Bills in March 2014.

While Kolb hasn't officially retired yet, it's hard to imagine him playing in the NFL again.

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