A couple years ago the Kansas City Chiefs gave up a second round pick to the New England Patriots for now pro-bowler Matt Cassel. Before the trade in 2008, Cassel played 16 games in New England for 21 touchdowns to 11 interceptions with roughly 3,600 yards and 11 wins. He was close to bringing the Patriots to the playoffs. His season was fantastic. Makes you wonder what the Philadelphia Eagles are thinking when they ask for a first round pick in exchange for back up QB Kevin Kolb. The Eagles, who have officially franchised Michael Vick as their future quarterback, have also made it known that they’re listening to offers for Kolb but are expecting a first rounder in the draft. This alone gives enough reason why Kolb is not right for the Miami Dolphins.
Kolb played 19 games over 4 seasons with the Eagles. Last season he was named the starter when Donovan McNabb was traded to the Washington Redskins where he threw only 7 touchdowns to 7 interceptions with a yawning 1,200 yards and 3 wins. Double his games played at his average rate and he still doesn’t come close to what Cassel achieved in New England. Cassel passes him in passer percentage and QB rating as well.
Interestingly enough, Kolb has an almost identical passer percentage and QB rating for 2010 as Chad Henne but falls to him overall. With one extra year of NFL experience, Kolb has the same erratic QB behavior as Henne too. He’s also a pocket QB, which means he can’t scramble outside the pocket and pick up yards – same as Henne.