It’s not official yet, but Arizona Cardinals backup QB Kevin Kolb seems to be the smart choice starting ahead of week 1 starter John Skelton. Skelton suffered an ankle injury that is a little more serious than first reported. He was still carted off the field and a lot of the time that will lead to a season ending injury. Skelton’s recover time is slated at 2-4 weeks.
This is great news to a lot of people that wanted Kolb to start the entire time. After Skelton’s injury in week 1, Kolb proceeded to go on a 80 yard drive that culminated in a touchdown pass to Arizona receiver Andre Roberts. The touchdown ultimetly proved to be the game winner in an upset over the Seattle Seahawks.
Kolb has long been considered a bust since he came over from the Philadelphia Eagles after losing his job to Michael Vick. As I have said before, if Kolb does not perform this week against the New England Patriots, he will be on the bench for the rest of the season. Kolb may even be traded to get rid of his already ridiculous salary. The Cardinals might have to rush Skelton back which would not be a good thing for the already less than mobile QB.
As a Cardinals fan you have to be rooting for Kolb to prove the doubters wrong, but in the end Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid might just be a magician with quarterbacks, no matter how mediocre they play when they suit up for a different team.