There were rumors over the past 24 hours that the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals could possibly be working on a trade that would swap Kevin Kolb and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. However, after a report today by Cardinals blogger Darren Urban, it seems that the chances of a Kolb for Rodgers-Cromartie trade are slim to none.
To begin with, the Cards, who have been looking to solidify their third cornerback spot, finally seem to have that lined up with Peterson, DRC and Greg Toler. That becomes an issue all over again if DRC is dealt. Peterson hasn’t even proven he can play cornerback yet — remember, there are some who think he’ll be better suited as a safety, a la Antrel Rolle — and giving up the team’s best current corner is a pretty big risk in today’s pass-happy NFL. Also, for whatever DRC’s faults might be, his resume is still more complete than Kolb.
Since Arizona is looking to solidify the cornerback position, it makes no sense to trade away their most proven player at the position. So while Arizona appears to be in the market for a veteran quarterback, don’t expect to see Rodgers-Cromartie thrown in to any potential deal.