What Should the Arizona Cardinals Do With Kevin Kolb?

By Dan Parzych
(Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

With the way things played out last season, the Arizona Cardinals have plenty of questions in need of answering as they head into the 2013 season–especially when it comes to the quarterback position and Kevin Kolb.

Two years ago, the Cardinals acquired Kolb from the Philadelphia Eagles with the intention of him becoming the team’s franchise quarterback, but that’s been anything but the case so far. Not only has Kolb failed to live up to the hype, but injuries have also limited him to starting just 14 games over the last two seasons.

For a player scheduled to make $11 million this season, Arizona needs to figure out what to do with Kolb sooner rather than later–even if it means restructuring his contract.

It’s no secret the Cardinals made a huge mistake in overpaying Kolb and while they may have already lost a ton of money–it’s not too late to at least fix part of the problem. As bad as it sounds, 2013 may be the last opportunity for Kolb to prove himself as an effective starter in the NFL considering he’s already had two years to do so.

Sure, the offensive line was a major reason of concern this past season, but Kolb’s numbers from the past two seasons could be better since he has one of the best wide receivers in Larry Fitzgerald to throw the ball to. If anything, Kolb has an advantage over most quarterbacks in the league with such a reliable target–so it should be interesting to see whether or not Kolb can take advantage of his star wideout in what could turn out to be an interesting 2013 season.

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