Philly has QBs up for grabs

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the...

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the second quarter of their NFL football game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 2, 2011. (REUTERS/Tim Shaffer)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:57 PM ET

The question isn't why Andy Reid is doing it, but why he waited so long.

With the draft less than a week away and over half the league panicking about the need to draft a quarterback, Reid finally weighed in with a solution to their problems.

Basically his message is why bother with the unproven quarterbacks in the draft now when you can trade with the Eagles for a somewhat proven one later.

Reid has both Kevin Kolb and Mike Kafka that he seems willing to part with and like any good trader, he's in the process of building up their respective values.

"Do I think Kevin Kolb is a championship-caliber quarterback?" Reid said on Sirius Radio. "Absolutely, I do. I think he possesses that ability. Now, that doesn't mean I'm in a big hurry to get rid of him. We'll have to see how everything works out here after the lockout."

Then he began his praise for Kafka. "I think this kid has got a big upside," Reid said of Kafka. "I really, really like what I see there "¦ I think he's highly intelligent. I think he has great tools. There's a difference between being intelligent in the classroom and intelligent on the football field. I think he possesses both. Obviously, he was a good student at Northwestern but he's also able to transfer that to the football field."

Didn't we hear somewhere that Reid sold used cars at one point in his life?


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