Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb might be staying with the Cards next season, however it most likely will not be at the current $11 million he is due to make. While I’ve been in Kolb’s camp since day one, I believe this is a very good idea. Kolb needs to understand the current need to improve at the quarterback position, including his own performance. There also is the issue of his durability. That being said, I still think the Cards need to give him another shot in 2013.
Kolb spent more than half the season injured after landing on a football on his chest. It was a saga that eventually ended in Kolb going on Injured Reserve. He actually played pretty well for the most part, when he was healthy. That’s the big issue, his health. The Cards need to restructure his contract in order to help the team sign other guys in position of need.
What will be interesting is to see if Kolb is willing to restructure in order to remain with the team. New head coach Bruce Arians seems interested in working with Kolb. The feeling does seem mutual. Kolb should be smart enough to realize he needs to help the Cards with his expensive contract to make that reality.
I hope they can restructure his contract. I know it won’t be too disheartening to some Cards fans if they can’t get Kolb to budge on his current contract. If he doesn’t, that probably means the end of Kolb’s tenure in Arizona and if so, then the Cards could be looking for multiple quarterbacks through different avenues. I have a feeling Kolb and the Cards come together with a solution that works for both parties.