The Arizona Cardinals finally got their guy today. It was a long time coming. However, now all the talk is over. The Philadephia Eagles have finally traded quarterback Kevin Kolb to the Cards for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second round draft pick. It might have been more than many would be willing to give up to get Kolb. Problem was, the Cards most likely had little choice.
The Cards were going to overpay someone and for now, it appears they did in order to get their new QB. However, with the options left out there, I’m good with that. At least we didn’t give up the first rounder the Eagles were rumored to have wanted. As part of the trade, Kolb also worked out a contract extension as well. He gets a 5-year $63 million contract with $21 million guaranteed.
Kolb will be able to join the team this weekend in Flagstaff however will not be allowed to workout until next Thursday August 4th. No issues there. It will just be nice to have this saga come to a close.
I realize many people think the Cards paid too high a price and they probably did, however look at it this way….it beats the alternative, right? Without a Kolb deal, it was most likely going to come down to Marc Bulger or even worse – Brett Favre. I don’t expect Kolb to come right in an be an MVP. What I do expect him to do is be serviceable. Derek Anderson was NOT serviceable.
Welcome to a new era in Cardinals football!