Is Donovan McNabb, a career-long Eagle, about to be flown out of town?
Eagles head coach/Executive VP of Football Operations Andy Reid has repeated over and over that McNabb will be his starter in 2010. He reiterated that belief at this morning's breakfast with reporters at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, but added an interesting caveat.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, he said the club is "listening" to offers from other teams regarding all three of his quarterbacks — McNabb (pictured getting chased down by the Jets Shaun Ellis in the Pro Bowl), backup Kevin Kolb and third-stringer Michael Vick — and that it could make a move if the right deal comes along.
Said Reid: "I'm keeping my ears open."
Reid said the Eagles have designated a specific trade value for each QB. Though there have been offers, he hasn't been overwhelmed by any yet.
"We'll go back and look through those ... away from this situation here," he said. "There's nothing right now that I'd jump up and down about. But right now there's interest."
The 33-year old McNabb, who has brought the Eagles to five NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl, threw for 3,553 yards, 22 TDs and 10 INTs in 14 games last season. He has played just one full season (2008) in the last six years.
The Eagles may finally be ready to hand the keys to the offense over to the 25-year old Kolb, who has played in just 12 games in three NFL seasons.
Even though Reid said he is willing to listen to offers, he's content with his current stable of QBs if no trade can be made.
"There are coaches who dream to be in this situation," Reid said. "I'm not in any hurry to get rid of any of them. Have people talked? Yeah, people have talked. Have we listened? Yeah, we're in the process of listening. The bottom line is, if I have all three of them, that's great."