The Eagles announced they have signed QB Kevin Kolb to a one-year contract extension through the 2011 season.
Kolb is set to take over the Eagles’ starting QB job after Donovan McNabb held it for more than a decade. McNabb was dealt to the Redskins prior to the draft.
“We’re happy to have Kevin under contract for the next two seasons,” head coach Andy Reid said. “When given the chance, Kevin has proven to have good command of this offense and we’re looking forward to having him operate as the No. 1 quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.”
Kolb was drafted in Round Two of the 2007 draft and spent most of the first three years of his career behind McNabb. When McNabb got hurt in the season opener last year at Carolina, Kolb stepped into the starting lineup and became the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for 300 yards in his first two NFL starts.
He threw for 391 yards against the Saints in Week Two and 327 yards a week later against the Chiefs. Kolb was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Chiefs.
“We’re excited about what we’ve seen from Kevin during his three seasons in Philadelphia, both on and off the field,” Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said. “We’re happy to get this contract in place for the near future and are looking forward to keeping Kevin in Philadelphia for many more years to come.”
Kolb’s contract had been set to expire at the end of the 2010 campaign.
“I’d like to thank Kevin and his agent, Jeff Nalley, for their work in getting this contract signed,” Eagles president Joe Banner said. “We’re very happy with Kevin and all the attributes he brings to this organization and we’re pleased to sign another young, ascending player to a contract. It’s something that this organization has prioritized over the last several years.”
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