Aug 23, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton (19) during warm up prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

John Skelton Wins Cardinals Starting Quarterback Job. . . for Now


The Arizona Cardinals named John Skelton their starting quarterback for the opening game against the Seattle Seahawks on September 9th at University of Phoenix Stadium.  If I’m a betting man, which I’ve been known to be, I don’t think he’ll be the only starter this season for the Cardinals.

This means that for now, Skelton beats out incumbent starter Kevin Kolb.  Neither one played particularly well in the preseason however I thought the Cards would go with Kolb.  They may still yet.  Skelton probably won the coin flip for all we know.  Seriously though the Cards probably won’t stick with Skelton long if he makes too many mistakes.  This is probably still a competition.

Kolb for his part, will make a lot of money to sit on the bench.  As far as I’m concerned though it’s not pay equals play.  I’m ok with him sitting, however I find it hard to believe if the competition was really that close, he’d be sitting factoring in his salary.  Was it really that close?

So, this week we deal with Skelton.  If he plays poorly, I’m not even sure Kolb doesn’t get into the game against the Seahawks.

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