Eagles Reportedly to Tag Michael Vick, Listen to Offers for Kevin Kolb
If the Eagles tag Vick, he'd be under contract for 2011 at the average salary of the five highest-paid quarterbacks in the league under the current rules surrounding the franchise tag. It is unknown how a new collective bargaining agreement would impact the tag.
Kolb, on the other hand, would be perhaps the best quarterback available in the offseason, and could command a very good return from a needy team. If the Eagles choose to keep him, he'll be playing for a very palatable $1.4 million.
The Eagles faced a similar situation entering last season, with Kolb entering the season as a starter. But an injury in the season's first game forced Vick into action, and the story of his season is well-known. Vick never relinquished the starting job, electrifying the league on the way to his fourth career Pro Bowl in his second season removed from prison.