The quarterback position for the Arizona Cardinals has been rocky, to say the least.
The position you’ve all been waiting for is quarterback, especially considering the current drama surrounding the contract negotiations between Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals.
The largest contract given to a quarterback is tied to one of the darkest periods at this position for the franchise.
In 2011, the Arizona Cardinals sent young cornerback Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie to the Philadelphia Eagles for QB Kevin Kolb. After that trade, Kolb quickly signed a 5-year, $62.1 million contract with his new team.
In two seasons with the team, he passed for a combined 3,124 yards and 17 touchdowns, only starting 14 games in total.
Granted, his time in Arizona was riddled with injury issues, but his overall production was incredibly sub-par and regrettably occurred during the prime of Larry Fitzgerald’s career.
Was the deal worth it?
That would be a category five “no.”
Kevin Kolb would leave the NFL after his time in Arizona. After that debacle, the Cardinals, fortunately, landed Carson Palmer, who led the team to a good deal of success in the Bruce Arians era.