PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a deal that sends quarterback Kevin Kolb to the Arizona Cardinals for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round pick, a person familiar with the trade told The Associated Press.
Kolb began last season as the heir-apparent to Donovan McNabb in Philadelphia, but he went down with a concussion in the opener, losing his job to Michael Vick in the process. The Cardinals have been looking for an answer at quarterback since Kurt Warner retired following the 2009 season.
The deal was highly anticipated for several months during the NFL lockout. Neither team officially announced the trade, but it was confirmed to the AP on Thursday.
Kolb reportedly will sign a $63 million, five-year contract with the Cardinals.
Rodgers-Cromartie, who went to the Pro Bowl in 2009, will play opposite four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel. The Eagles struggled against the pass last year, allowing a franchise-record 31 touchdowns in the air.