According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Buffalo Bills are said to be finalizing a deal with Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb that would make him their supposed starting quarterback heading into next season.
Kolb was traded to the Cardinals from the Philadelphia Eagles for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie a couple years ago, expecting to come in right away and be the guy Arizona was looking for. Arizona was sadly mistaken thinking Kolb could come in and give wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald a quarterback that he may enjoy.
Struggling with the Cardinals, Kolb was benched several times in favor of no-name guys like Ryan Lindley and John Skelton. He has also struggled to stay healthy in Arizona.
Coming into a situation in Buffalo, Kolb will definitely have his weapons to work with in guys like Fred Jackson, C.J. Spiller, and Stevie Johnson. Former quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick failed in developing further which in turn resulted in him being cut.
Buffalo was looking to upgrade their current situation – absolutely nothing – and in Kolb they would definitely do so. Maybe Kolb just needs a new environment and a fresh start. Who knows, but in the end it seems like Buffalo is going to get their man.
The terms of the deal are still being worked out and haven’t been formally announced, but we will keep you updated with the latest as it is relayed. For now, it has just been reported that a deal is near being finalized to send Kolb on over to Buffalo.