New York Jets Rumors: Would Team Pursue Kevin Kolb If Available?

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

Despite Mark Sanchez being under a hefty contract, there’s been plenty of New York Jets rumors surrounding whether or not the team will make a move for another quarterback during the offseason. One name that may become available–Kevin Kolb of the Arizona Cardinals.

After acquiring him from the Philadelphia Eagles prior to the 2011 season, there was plenty of hype surrounding Kolb taking over as the franchise quarterback for the Cardinals, but he’s failed to live up to expectations after appearing in just 15 games over the last two seasons. On top of that, Arizona invested a ton of money into Kolb and if he refuses to restructure his deal heading into 2013–it wouldn’t be a surprise if Arizona ended up parting ways with the quarterback.

If this does end up happening, talk is beginning to heat up about the Jets being a potential suitor thanks to Kolb’s connection with Marty Morninweg–who spent time with him during his days in Philadelphia.

Obviously, it’s difficult to imagine Kolb replacing Sanchez as the starting quarterback considering how much he struggled in Arizona despite playing with one of the best wide receivers the NFL has to offer in Larry Fitzgerald. If Kolb struggles to put up big numbers with Fitzgerald as one of his targets, it’s difficult to imagine him putting up big numbers with the Jets’ receiving core.

Still, there’s always that chance where Sanchez could struggle or get hurt–which is why it may be a smart move for New York to at least consider Kolb if he becomes available.

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