Dec. 4, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback (4) Kevin Kolb against the Dallas Cowboys at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Cowboys 19-13 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

With No Manning, the Cardinals Need to Sign Kolb

As much as we are going to be disappointed by the decision Peyton Manning is probably going to make, it will be time to move on and pick up the option on current Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb.  He brings stability to the offense, knows the system now, and will compete with John Skelton for the number one job in training camp.  The Cards may still bring another quarterback in, but right now, it’s looking like Kolb.  I’m ok with that.

There aren’t many other options.  I know many fans hate on Kolb, but now let’s give the guy a chance with a full off-season of preparation.  He could still easily lose out on the starting job in camp, but it will be his to lose.  Competition is always good.  Right now, I still firmly believe though he is a better option than Skelton.  Not hating on Skelton because he has come much further than I would have ever expected after two seasons – both of which he was expected to sit, watch, and learn.

Manning will probably choose between the Denver Broncos and the Tennessee Titans.  Fine.  They can have him.  It’s a gamble anyway.  Kolb is a gamble., but a much less expensive one.  Sure, he’s no sure Hall of Famer, but reality needs to start setting in and quick.  If Manning does an about face all of a sudden before Saturday, I’m good with it and the Cards should cut Kolb to save money.  Unless that happens, jump on the Kolb bus please.

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  • ChristopherHughes

    Cards signed Kolb last year. He is under contract how did this article get published lmao. We needed to drop him by 1 pm tomorrow to avoid paying a Bonus that in his “Contract”. Cards will not bring in another QB are you kidding me it will be between Kolb and Skelton if Manning doesnt sign here which i am still hoping for. Wow I guess I should start writing

  • peytontoaz

     Kolb didn’t show me anything last year. Everyone says “lets give him a full offseason”. Crap. There were other QB’s that performed better in the same amount of time with less talent around them. See Dalton,Newton. And they were rookies! Kolb had concussions in Philly, He was out several games last year with a concussion. Then you add the turf toe. He lacks pocket presence, missed wide open throws, and lost mostly all of his games. So I disagree, cut him anyway, admit you made a mistake, go after PM, if he signs elsewhere, bring someone else in.

  • peytontoaz

    And its not like he’s strapped for cash, we paid him 12 mill or so last year to lose 6 games for us.

  • duane_patterson

    If you don’t believe in the guy or his ability to be an effective starter, why not save the money and invest it in linemen or something that has some actual long-term value. We can always pick up a QB next year and play him behind an O-line thats had a year under its belt to gel. I don’t think we are any better or worse off starting Skelton.

  • peytontoaz

    I agree with duane. :)