Kevin Kolb envisions himself in Arizona playing for the Cardinals.
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The Eagles quarterback, the subject of countless speculation over the last four months, including a recent report, said to Howard Eskin, guest hosting the Dan Patrick Show, that he has fancied the thought of wearing a Cardinals uniform next season.
"Arizona would be a great place," Kolb said Tuesday. "I've obviously envisioned myself there."
The only thing that seems to be keeping Kolb from being traded to Arizona -- except, of course, the end of the lockout -- is the actual transaction. The Eagles are all but set to deal the 26-year-old, but they have to get what they consider the right amount in return.
And a deal that would give the Eagles Cardinals cornerback Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie straight up for Kolb isn't going to get it done, a league source said. Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 Sports in Phoenix reported Monday that the Cardinals were prepared to make such a deal. The Eagles would likely also want a high 2012 draft pick, as well.
That could be enough to entice the Eagles to move their 2007 second-round pick, a quarterback they handed the starting job to last season before Michael Vick supplanted Kolb.
There are still a number of teams in need of a starting quarterback -- Seattle, Minnesota and Miami, to name a few -- but Arizona has clearly emerged as the favorite to land Kolb. With at least a week before the Eagles can actually trade Kolb it's going to be interesting to see if they can drive the market up or if Arizona can call the Eagles' bluff.