Less than a week after Andy Reid said the Philadelphia Eagles would listen to offers for Kevin Kolb, one of the NFL's most respected writers says the team has already received one offering involving a first-round pick.
CNN SI's Peter King reported Monday that the Eagles have received a first-round offer for the backup quarterback citing a "good source" he spoke with Sunday at the NFL meetings .
Could the San Francisco 49ers be that mystery team? Probably not.
King says the Eagles are holding out for a team with a higher first round pick to make an offer. Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers are about as high as you can get with the No. 7 pick.
Although Arizona is in dire need of a quarterback and Philadelphia knows. The Cardinals hold the No. 5 pick.
Of course no trade could happen until the NFL and its players reach a new collective bargaining agreement or a judge orders an injunction on the owners' lockout.
Another team that is drafting ahead of the 49ers that may need a new franchise quarterback could the Cincinnati Bengals.
King also reports that the Bengals are preparing for life without quarterback Carson Palmer, who has demanded to be traded.
Although Cincinnati is notorious for not caving into a player's trade demands, an unnamed team official tells the veteran writer that head coach Marvin Lewis "knows how stubborn Carson is" and is looking at the possibility of drafting a quarterback.
If Palmer is traded, King says that his money is on either the 49ers or the Cardinals trading for him. That is if they don't draft a QB high or trade for Kevin Kolb.