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Eagles To Franchise Vick, Try To Trade Kolb

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Anyone really surprised by the news that the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles will reportedly use the franchise tag on quarterback Michael Vick and try to trade his backup, Kevin Kolb?

Vick could be a free agent if the Eagles don't franchise him, and how could they let him get away after he just put together a Pro Bowl season and took the Eagles to the playoffs.

Vick would earn in the neighborhood of $20 million if he played 2011 under the franchise tag. Amazing that a guy slated to make $20 million doesn't sound thrilled about it.

"You know what? It is what it is," Vick told The Inquirer Sunday after the NFC's lopsided win in the Pro Bowl. "It's great to know they did want to have me around for another year. I'm going to make the most of it, and I'm going to do everything that I'm asked to do, continue to put myself in the position to excel, and help this team win. That's the most important thing - have a better year this year coming up than last year."

Any thoughts on likely landing spots for Kolb? Do you guys see him as a career backup, or is he a legitimate No. 1 quarterback if he lands in the right place?