Of all the teams reported to have interest in trading for Eagles QB Kevin Kolb, the Arizona Cardinals seem to have the most rumors swirling around them. A number of national reporters like Sal Paolantonio and John Clayton have all but guaranteed that Kolb will be in Arizona next year. However, today we got some local confirmation of that from Kent Somers, the Cardinals beat writer for the Arizona Republic.
Whenever they are able, the Cardinals will pursue a trade for Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb. Kolb had highs and lows last season, but if you are looking for reasons to be excited about him, check out this highlight video of his game against the Falcons. He completed 23 of 29 for 326 yards and three touchdowns against good defense.
It’s nice to see someone take a reasonable approach in attempting to evaluate Kolb. All too often this offseason, we’ve seen lazy writers look up his career stats and either compare them to full time starters or try to draw conclusions from them.
Kevin Kolb has seven career starts, meaning he’s essentially a rookie in terms of in game experience. What he did in mop up duty in second year at the end of a game in Baltimore is not relevant. If you’re looking to evaluate Kevin Kolb and get some real picture of the QB he could be, look at the Eagles games against Atlanta, San Francisco and Tennessee from this year. He started all of those games with a week of preparation and actually played with the starters (unlike the last game against Dallas).