Arizona Cardinals Officially Release Kevin Kolb; New York Jets Next in Line?

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

After the two sides failed to reach an agreement on a restructured contract, the Arizona Cardinals officially released Kevin Kolb on Friday after two disappointing seasons with the team. There were high expectations for Kolb when the team acquired him in a trade from the Philadelphia Eagles prior to the 2011 season, but he’s been nothing but a disappointment as he’s appeared in just 15 games with the Cardinals.

Now, the main question is–which team will give Kolb a chance next?

The New York Jets have already expressed interest in bringing the quarterback on for the 2013 season to compete with Mark Sanchez and despite all of the money invested in No. 6–this would be a smart move by the organization. Just like Kolb, Sanchez has been nothing but a disappointment for the Jets as he too has failed to live up to expectations and there were even times during the 2012 season where it looked like he could lose the starting job.

If New York does bring Kolb on board next year, it could create quite the battle for the starting job at quarterback.

Even with one of the league’s top wide receivers in Larry Fitzgerald, Kolb still struggled to put up big numbers during his short tenure with the Cardinals–which makes it difficult not to wonder what type of numbers he would display if he did end up with the Jets. Either way, at least the Cardinals were smart enough to realize now how much money they wasted in Kolb and are willing to accept their losses now rather than later.

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