Does Kevin Kolb Deserve One Final Shot With the Arizona Cardinals?

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

At the beginning of the 2012 season, the Arizona Cardinals seemed like the team to beat as they appeared to have one of league’s top defenses along with starting the year with a 4-0 record. Unfortunately, the Cardinals went on to lose 11 of their next 12 games and one of the biggest questions for the team heading into the 2013 season involves Kevin Kolb and the quarterback position.

It’s clear Arizona made a huge mistake when it comes to all of the money they invested in Kolb after acquiring him from the Philadelphia Eagles prior to the 2011 season. He’s seen action in just 15 games over the last two seasons. What’s even more disappointing is that Kolb still led the Cardinals in the passing game this past season despite the fact that he played in just six games.

Kolb showed some potential during his time with the Eagles, but he certainly wasn’t worth the big of experience with such little experience. Not only has Kolb failed to put up big numbers over the last two seasons, but he’s even struggled with a wide receiver like Larry Fitzgerald to throw the ball to in the passing game.

With this in mind, there should be no excuse for Kolb to put up such disappointing numbers if he’s as good of a quarterback as Arizona thinks he has.

Arizona still owes a ton of money to him and with the way he’s been performing, let’s hope for their sake they can figure out a way to restructure his contract. Otherwise, the 2013 season is going to end up as nothing but a disappointment for Kolb and the Cardinals once again.

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