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Schefter: “All signs point” to Kolb joining Cardinals

Kevin Kolb, Anthony Spencer AP

Since the draft ended, we’ve been banging the drum that the Cardinals and Seahawks are the most likely suitors for Kevin Kolb once the lockout ends.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter believes Arizona is the favorite.

“Kevin Kolb is going to get dealt from Philadelphia, most likely going to be to the NFC West, and right now all signs point to Arizona,” Schefter said on NFL Live Tuesday, via 710 ESPN Radio.

The Eagles can only hope that the Seahawks get involved in order to drive the price up.  This is definitely a recipe for some good offers being sent to Philly: Two division rivals who believe they can contend right now if they can just find a quarterback.

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  1. txchief says: May 3, 2011 8:00 PM

    Wow. I’ve watched the games Kolb played in college and in Philly. Solid backup. If Andy Reid gets a first and other picks for him, it will be an incredible fleecing.

  2. arzcardinals says: May 3, 2011 8:04 PM

    Bet on it!

    We will be trading our 2012 1st round pick unprotected.

  3. nflconspiracytheoristdeluxe says: May 3, 2011 8:05 PM

    Source: Adam Schefter? Please! More like Andy Reid his own self!

  4. cincinnasti says: May 3, 2011 8:09 PM

    Dear Mike Brown. IF these two teams thought Palmer was available this little auction could be at your feet..

    Palmer > Kolb

  5. dwoofer says: May 3, 2011 8:11 PM

    Too bad it can’t happen sooner. This stupid lockout business is the stopping all of the interesting things in sports from happening. Even in the off-season, NFL is far more interesting that NBA (already pre-planned that finals will be “Tune in and watch LeBron vs. Kobe”) — and MLB: “Ball one…” (45 seconds passes)… “Ball 2.” Thrilling! What a bore this time of year is.

  6. coys10 says: May 3, 2011 8:14 PM

    Have any of these teams actually watched Kevin Kolb play?

  7. bluefan204 says: May 3, 2011 8:23 PM

    Anything more than a 2nd and a bag of potato chips is idiocy

  8. rebelphotographer says: May 3, 2011 8:25 PM

    We’ll have Patrick Peterson, please.

  9. rcunningham says: May 3, 2011 8:26 PM

    LOL

  10. shaggytoodle says: May 3, 2011 8:28 PM

    He may fit in well there, if he can play as solid as he has, on a regular basis.

    Personally I think it would be interesting if the Dolphins made a play for him.

  11. stampede101 says: May 3, 2011 8:31 PM

    “Welcome, I look forward to smackin’ you cross-eyed twice a year.”

    Regards,

    -Patrick Willis

  12. buffordtjustice says: May 3, 2011 8:35 PM

    I heard, somewhere, the Seahawks might be interested in Carson Palmer.

  13. jethromarx says: May 3, 2011 8:36 PM

    You can make a pretty good case that the Eagles have already been irreparably harmed by the lockout, since they weren’t able to trade Kolb for the 1st or high 2nd round pick they would have likely gotten in return for last week’s draft. If I were plaintiffs’ counsel I’d be throwing that in the league’s face — even the TEAMS are getting screwed by this.

  14. kingjoe1 says: May 3, 2011 8:38 PM

    Schefter better not be wrong on this one. He will get a serious finger wagging by me if he is wrong.

    Cards would be vault to the top of that division with Kolb behind center. It may take him a few games to get going but look what Cassels has done for KC. They were a non-factor until they got a legit QB>

  15. jjrs89 says: May 3, 2011 8:52 PM

    Adam Schefter has a dumb looking face

  16. brownsfn says: May 3, 2011 8:55 PM

    Its gonna be awesome when they trade Kolb and Vick goes back to the QB he has been his whole career…a bad one….or he gets thrown back in jail…one or the other WILL HAPPEN…mark my words…

  17. iDroidX says: May 3, 2011 9:11 PM

    If this is true, then the Cardinals may have locked up the division. Although, I won’t count out the Rams because of what Bradford did last season with a depleted receiving core.

  18. stevincinci says: May 3, 2011 9:15 PM

    What makes everyone think these teams can compete with an unproven qb? Kolb hasn’t proven that he is anything but mediocre at best.

  19. dumlionsfan says: May 3, 2011 9:19 PM

    I’m beginning to think that the Cardinals picked Peterson with the 5th pick to use him as trade bait for Kolb!!! The Eagle’s seem to have a perceived need at CB and they really didn’t appear to address it in the draft except with the 3rd rd. pick of Marsh, good trade for both teams!!!

  20. krow101 says: May 3, 2011 9:29 PM

    It’s official then… the Cards are the dumbest team in football.

  21. joebuckiscreepy says: May 3, 2011 9:30 PM

    Kolb for Peterson straight up. I’m down…probably won’t be allowed though.

  22. blackfootkiller says: May 3, 2011 9:34 PM

    I don’t see any reason to believe that Kolb ends up in Arizona based on this latest talking head spouting off about what HE thinks will happen.
    He loses all creditability when he says that adding Kolb makes them a contender.
    I guess Schefter forgot about the Cards crappy defense, and lack of a running game!

  23. randynj33 says: May 3, 2011 9:34 PM

    i wonder what we would get back. does anyone think that its possible the eagles could get the cardinals top pick that they drafted this year. peterson

  24. vickadelphiaphreedom says: May 3, 2011 9:34 PM

    Kolb for Patrick Peterson…done. Sign the deal. Enjoy AJ Feley 2.0 Arizona.

  25. crubenst says: May 3, 2011 9:58 PM

    Peterson for Kolb and the Eagles first round pick next year sounds about right and helps both teams.

  26. backuppunter says: May 3, 2011 10:01 PM

    Kevin Kolb is totally unproven. I hope Arizona doesn’t sign him to a huge long term deal. He has not earned that. I’d rather see them go after Orton, or McNabb.

  27. moochzilla says: May 3, 2011 10:07 PM

    And is there any doubt the Birds are going to sign the best FA defensive end available? Who is that, btw?

  28. Canyonero says: May 3, 2011 10:25 PM

    Arizona is not trading Patrick Peterson away.

    They did indicate strongly, however, that they want (let’s say NEED) a free agent quarterback. Whether it’s Palmer, Orton, Kolb or somebody else, I have to think the Cardinals look good to the candidates as well.

    The team invested heavily to improve the ground game and Larry Fitzgerald is always open. The coaching staff –despite last season’s inexplicable headless tumble– has won games and played in a Super Bowl.

    There are no guarantees in the NFL, but there are good situations.

  29. enders9 says: May 3, 2011 10:27 PM

    kingjoe1 says: May 3, 2011 8:38 PM

    Schefter better not be wrong on this one. He will get a serious finger wagging by me if he is wrong.

    Cards would be vault to the top of that division with Kolb behind center. It may take him a few games to get going but look what Cassels has done for KC. They were a non-factor until they got a legit QB>

    ——————————–

    lol they were a nonfactor until they were given an extremely easy schedule last year and signed a good OC and DC. Cassel had very little to do with it.

  30. hitdog042 says: May 3, 2011 10:31 PM

    crubenst says: May 3, 2011 9:58 PM

    Peterson for Kolb and the Eagles first round pick next year sounds about right and helps both teams.

    ________

    You have lost your marbles, sir.

  31. captainwisdom8888 says: May 3, 2011 10:31 PM

    brownsfn says:

    Its gonna be awesome when they trade Kolb and Vick goes back to the QB he has been his whole career…a bad one….or he gets thrown back in jail…one or the other WILL HAPPEN…mark my words…
    ————

    Vick? A bad QB? You’re clearly still hung up on the dogfighting. Irrational people like you probably feel as if they never should have let him out of jail…pffff

  32. pedsaregoodforsports says: May 3, 2011 10:34 PM

    hey stampede…howd that workout when Kolb qb’d the eagles to a victory over the 49ers and said lb? yeah thought not. shut up.

  33. kyleortonsarm says: May 3, 2011 10:40 PM

    Why would they go after Orton. He has a team already.

  34. riverhorsey says: May 3, 2011 10:40 PM

    Anything more than a 3rd and a bag of potato chips is idiocy

    Kolb hasn’t proved a damn thing in the NFL

  35. chiefnofoldem says: May 3, 2011 10:44 PM

    I rather have Kolb as my QB then McNabb. McNabb got bench for Grossman. Kolb is younger and a better option right now then any QB drafted. There is no doubt that Kolb can be a winning QB in this league. He has shown that. He needs help off course as he is a pocket passer and is not that mobile.
    As for the Eagles I would not include their first round pick in any trade with Kolb. Who ever gets Kolb could have their starting QB for then next 10 years. As we know the NFL is about having a QB. Those who don’t have one have no chance. Kolb will get traded when the lock out is lifted and the Eagles will have two first round picks. Besides the Cardinals I see that the Bills, Dolphins, 49ers, and Browns would be in the mix.

  36. hank10 says: May 3, 2011 10:49 PM

    The big problem (besides King Andy himself) is that if they do somehow get a high pick or picks for Kolb, King Andy or his messenger boy Johnny Ola, er Howie Roseman, will screw it up and draft some over-aged offensive lineman, ooops that already happened. Or draft another undersized linebacker who happens to be the younger brother of, uh-oh, they already did that. Anyway, this ‘brain trust’ will find a way to diminish any returns they get for Kolb.

  37. dannyutah13 says: May 3, 2011 10:53 PM

    Schefter? Did I even spell that right? What a bitch…Turned his back to the NFL Network just to go to another for $$$$. In my opinion La Canfora is better. Hey Chef…All U got is a blackberry and a couple sources….You think you anything anout actual football?

  38. qj1984 says: May 3, 2011 10:57 PM

    I still dont see whats great about Kevin Kolb. People like to throw out how awesome he was in that game vs the Saints a few years ago but they forget the Eagles lost by 26 points.

    I dont care for Kevin Kolb. I never have. He’s not as good as people try to make him out to be and he’s a far cry from what he thinks he is. To be a guy that hasnt proven a damn thing the Eagles sure do cater to him a lot. Why did the Eagles trade McNabb? Because Kolb gave them an ultimatum and threatened to walk if he wasnt handed the starting job. Even now teams are bending over backwards for this guy and what the hell has he done?

    He’s played in 20 games, with a career qbr of 73.2, 60 percent completion percentage, a little over 200o yards, and more turnovers than tds . 12 tds compared to 19 turnovers. And some team wants to make this guy their franchise QB. LMAO. Go ahead and do it dummy, it will set you back another 5 years. All because this guy has shown “potential”. Where I come from potential is just a fancy word to describe the things you havent done yet.

  39. ltrain11 says: May 3, 2011 10:58 PM

    brownsfn says:

    Its gonna be awesome when they trade Kolb and Vick goes back to the QB he has been his whole career…a bad one….or he gets thrown back in jail…one or the other WILL HAPPEN…mark my words…

    ——————————–

    Did you forget that before he went to jail he was a pro bowl QB who took his team to the NFC Championship game and won a playoff game in Green Bay. Something that was considered an almost impossible feat.

  40. thearamingo says: May 3, 2011 11:02 PM

    This will put AZ over the top.
    Eat more mayo

  41. thephantomstranger says: May 3, 2011 11:04 PM

    Eagles fans who think they’re getting Patrick Peterson for Kevin “Corn on the” Kolb are going to be very, very disappointed. No one is that dumb (unless Rashard Mendenhall just took the Arizona GM job).

  42. zeckwreck says: May 3, 2011 11:05 PM

    Amen @blackfootkiller. Are Cardinals fans delirious? Was I the only one who actually watched that team last year? Anyone giving a straight up 2012 1st rounder in the NFC West for an UNPROVEN 16-game starter is ridiculous.

    ESPECIALLY the Cards. Their secondary got rocked by nearly everyone, and they are lacking on their o-line, WR corps (you know, you need more than one solid WR to compete), and depth at defense.

    I hope my Hawks aren’t seriously considering this move either. Get Palmer for a good deal and build every other area of need (which is a lot).

    Even if the Cards get Kolb, they will be srapping it out with the Alex Smith-led 9ers for the worst in the division…

  43. thephantomstranger says: May 3, 2011 11:06 PM

    And just to show that I’m an equal opportunity bubble-burster – Don’t get too excited, AZ fans. Fitzy is signing with the Vikings in 2012. You know in your heart it’s true.

  44. micker716 says: May 3, 2011 11:11 PM

    Is this the same Adam Schefter that was talking up Marc Bulger to the Cards a couple of weeks ago?

  45. shieldsisland37 says: May 3, 2011 11:13 PM

    Why is Kolb such a hot prospect? He was a second round pick outa Houston. He was a project then and he is a project now. He could not even stay healthy when he had a chance to start and he did not do jack when he was healthy. I mean he is young, mobile, and a good arm. That is worth a first round pick these days? I know everyone is trying to get their Aaron Rodgers, but come on. The Cards should have just drafted a round 2 qb in the draft.

  46. steelybills says: May 3, 2011 11:18 PM

    -”Cardinals may “already have understanding” with Bulger”;
    -”Warner: Best fit for Cards would be Palmer, not Bulger”;
    -”Schefter: “All signs point” to Kolb joining Cardinals”

    Well I think I can make an educated guess on what tomorrows headline will read. “Donovan McNabb is first in line for the job in Arizona”

  47. bcgreg says: May 3, 2011 11:35 PM

    Cassel fetched a high 2. If anyone gives a 1st round pick for Kolb, then they’re dumb. He’s worth a 2nd, but not a 1st.

  48. moneymike23 says: May 3, 2011 11:35 PM

    Kolb is an upgrade over the Cardinals QB you morons. He showed promise 2 years ago and is the reason Mcnabb got shipped out of town and yea he had bad season but he deserves time.

  49. thefiesty1 says: May 3, 2011 11:40 PM

    And Arizona trades next years number one pick away for what? Then waits for 2013 first pick. Forget Mike Brown, he’s to stupid to trade Palmer and actually get next years pick in return.

  50. goldrush36 says: May 3, 2011 11:41 PM

    Schefter better not be wrong on this one. He will get a serious finger wagging by me if he is wrong.

    Cards would be vault to the top of that division with Kolb behind center. It may take him a few games to get going but look what Cassels has done for KC. They were a non-factor until they got a legit QB>

    ________________________________

    They could barely take the division twice with Kurt Warner… a hall of fame Quarterback. Now suddenly everyone thinks unproven Kolb will just easily put them over the top. Put down whatever you are smoking because Warner>>>>>>>>>>>> Kolb and they didn’t dominate then.

  51. jimmysee says: May 3, 2011 11:48 PM

    Once Kolb goes to the Cardinals, Matt Flynn grom Green Bay to the Seahawks makes a lot of sense.

    Like for a first and a third in the 2012 draft — which Ted Thompson could turn into like 8 picks by trading down down down!

  52. bronco1st says: May 3, 2011 11:50 PM

    Kyle Orton is a better QB with more experience and play time. He’s almost the same age and the asking price will be much less than for Kolb. KO carries a higher salary but with just this year left on his contract, the money issue will only be a one time shot.

  53. seahawk77 says: May 4, 2011 12:02 AM

    Carson is making it clear….Hawks or retire. You can have Kolb!

  54. rlr79 says: May 4, 2011 12:18 AM

    Seahawks do not want Kolb maybe last year but they are to close to th 2012 draft with Matt Barkley on their list. However, they will have no problem acting interested, to drive the price sky high on Arizona, and do-do on their draft.

  55. FinFan68 says: May 4, 2011 12:20 AM

    I don’t understand why Kolb is viewed in such high esteem. The Cardinals had Kolb 1.0 already and they cut him. Kolb is no better than Leinart. This reminds me of the 90s when Scott Mitchell had a couple good games in relief of Marino. He got hyped just like Kolb and Detroit gave him a big contract. He then started to royally suck. Kolb may be better than what they currently have but he is not even close to being worth a 1st rounder or multiple picks.

  56. arzcardinals says: May 4, 2011 12:22 AM

    For the first time in years the team is being managed well.
    Some can’t get it through their heads that this isn’t the ‘same ole’ Cards.’
    Why a 1st- because Kolb is 1000 times better than DA. We have no legit QB and we play in a retched division where Kolb has enough to get us to the top of the division.
    Go without water long enough and you’ll pay more for a cup of water than you ever thought you would.
    P.S Fitz and Derek Brooks stated recently that Kolb is the best QB avail…that’s enough for me as a season ticket holder.
    Get it done and bring Kolb in.
    2012 1st round pick headed to Philly.
    You are not getting Peterson so put the pipe down.

  57. grandpoopah says: May 4, 2011 12:53 AM

    All these people talking up Carson Palmer apparently fail to realize that his arm hasn’t been the same since the elbow injury. He went from having a plus arm to barely being able to throw an out without getting pick-6′d every time.

  58. thetooloftools says: May 4, 2011 1:19 AM

    Kevin who?

  59. chipwade says: May 4, 2011 1:21 AM

    The Cardinals didn’t draft one single O-Lineman this year. Their QBs got destroyed last season.

    As a Seahawks fan, I hope the Cardinals trade everything they own for Kolb. He’s never really proven himself and it would hurt the organization for a few years if he flops.

  60. fflnick says: May 4, 2011 1:55 AM

    qj1984 says:

    “I dont care for Kevin Kolb. I never have. He’s not as good as people try to make him out to be and he’s a far cry from what he thinks he is. To be a guy that hasnt proven a damn thing the Eagles sure do cater to him a lot. Why did the Eagles trade McNabb? Because Kolb gave them an ultimatum and threatened to walk if he wasnt handed the starting job. Even now teams are bending over backwards for this guy and what the hell has he done?”
    ————————————————-
    That’s not close to being true. He never once threaten to “walk”.
    Good thing you are not an reporter. You are making up stories to try to support an near sighted opinion.

  61. purdueman says: May 4, 2011 2:00 AM

    If these reports are true, I hope for the sake of Cardinals fans that the Cardinals don’t wind up paying the kind of price that the Bears had to pay to acquire a much more gifted QB in Jay Cutler (like him or hate him, he is a proven Pro-Bowler with a rocket for an arm).

    Kolb is the next Matt Cassel… I’m sure a middle of the pack “serviceable” QB (which is much better of course than any options currently on the Cardinals roster or any of the available unrestricted free agent QB’s too), but his “ceiliing” IMO is just slightly about that of Denver veteran QB Kyle Orton.

    The real winner will be any team in need of a QB who can convince Brown in Cincinnati that if he doesn’t trade disgruntled starting QB Carson Palmer, he’ll wind up empty handed.

  62. cthunder67 says: May 4, 2011 3:15 AM

    He’s played in 20 games, with a career qbr of 73.2, 60 percent completion percentage, a little over 200o yards, and more turnovers than tds . 12 tds compared to 19 turnovers. And some team wants to make this guy their franchise QB. LMAO.
    …………………………………………………………………………………..
    Haha!
    Kolb looks like a younger version of aging and injury prone Hasselbeck. Haha, don’t the Cardinals know they will only be trading for Alex Smith version 2.0

  63. msclemons67 says: May 4, 2011 3:42 AM

    As a 49ers fan I truly hope the Cardinals trade for Kolb. Kolb is one of the few QBs in the league that is actually worse than Alexcuses Smith.

    I would love for once to be on the other end of a QB abysmally failing to read defenses, bailing from the pocket without pressure and throwing swing passes 10 yards off target.

  64. ty46 says: May 4, 2011 4:36 AM

    Kolb is not worth a 1st rounder, maybe a high 2nd.

  65. cb256 says: May 4, 2011 5:46 AM

    I don’t know if anybody watched him shred the Falcons last year when Vick was injured and beat them. They just happened to be the #1 seed in the NFC. And also he isn’t injury prone just because Clay Matthews came out of no where from behind him and gave him a concussion. Kolb will be an extremely solid starter compared to some of the terribly overrated QB’s that are in the league. (Sanchize)

  66. anthonyfromstatenisland says: May 4, 2011 6:12 AM

    If Kolb does go to Arizona, the Rams-Cardinals quinella in the NFC West is cold.

  67. kingbeason52 says: May 4, 2011 6:24 AM

    Im still tryin to understand why Plamer and Kolb are getting so much hype..what have either done really? Espically Kolb..Kolb loooks at best a backup on a very offensivley stout Eagles team, i dont think Arizona or Seattle has more offensive threats than the Eagles do, so how will it get any better? Which brings the question, why is he such a hot commodity for mediocre teams? I think Arizona makes more sense than Seattle. He should just stay as the back up to Vick, if he wants to even think about winning a ring. Regardless the Eagles will never make it, they always get so close and always fall a bit short..lol..keep telling your self a running quaterback is the answer..outside of Steve Young, pocket passers win superbowls..

  68. azc86 says: May 4, 2011 6:51 AM

    I don’t understand why these Eagle fans think that Kolb is worth a 5th overall pick in Petersen. Kolb is worth no more than a 3rd round. It is in the Cardinals hands now as most of the competition for Kolb aquired a new QB high in the draft and if the asking price is too high for Kolb, there is always Bulger, McNabb or Palmer.

  69. kevsright says: May 4, 2011 7:01 AM

    Vick? A bad QB? You’re clearly still hung up on the dogfighting. Irrational people like you probably feel as if they never should have let him out of jail…pffff
    *******************************************

    Darn right Vick is a bad QB. More, he’s a worse person. Not just the dogkilling, either. Knowingly spreading STDs, the false-bottom water bottle @ the airport, flippin’ the bird at a presser when he was in the process of bending Arthur Blank and the Falcons over.. the list goes on & on.

    I’d rather keep Kolb, 3 time NFL Offensive Player of the Week, 300 + yards in his first two starts, and a prototypical WCO QB, over Ron Mexico any day.

  70. melonnhead says: May 4, 2011 7:19 AM

    Kolb = 73.2 career passer rating and .428 as a starter, high second round draft pick.

    Romo = 95.5 career passer rating and .639 as a starter, undrafted.

    Yet PFT thinks that ROMO is the chump that can’t play. Unbelievable.

  71. sufferingbirdsfan says: May 4, 2011 7:21 AM

    Unless the Cardinals are crazy enough to give us Patrick Peterson, they have nothing I want. Anything less than a 1st round pick or a high quality starter is a lateral move. I’d rather hold on to Kolb for when Vick gets hurt (and he will) than give him away. The Eagles should not be worried about making him or another team happy.

  72. hebephrenic says: May 4, 2011 7:36 AM

    kevsright says:
    May 4, 2011 7:01 AM
    I’d rather keep Kolb, 3 time NFL Offensive Player of the Week

    Kolb is pretty good at beating bad defensive teams.

  73. ginnitti says: May 4, 2011 7:43 AM

    Kolb showed decent signs of success as a starter in Philly…but has he shown enough to warrant this kind of attention and reward in a trade? Arizona took a flyer on Derek Anderson and has been burned miserably by it. ( 2 years/ $7.25 million through this season). Why would they give up SO much for another stab at a possible franchise quarterback? Their draft was correct in that they looked to build the defense from back to front. They need to be patient and continue to build brick by brick, and giving up high-profile draft picks is not the solution.

    source: http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/arizona-cardinals/derek-anderson/

  74. gasolinejt says: May 4, 2011 7:48 AM

    Kolb is not very good, but at least you know he’s ready to start. More so than Andy Dalton or Colin Kaepernick.

    He’s worth about a 2nd round pick (think Matt Cassel).

  75. gallaghedj311 says: May 4, 2011 8:02 AM

    Yeah kolbs unproven. He’s the only QB in league history to throw for 300 yards in his first two starts. Didn’t he shit all over the 1 seeded falcons last year when Vick got hurt? Yes, he did. U all can go back to eating ur mayonnaise sandwiches and beating off to naked pics of ur sister. Ur all fools. Whoever said that Kolb and a first round next year for patrick Peterson shld forfeit their breathing privileges.

  76. joemontanawasthegreatest says: May 4, 2011 8:08 AM

    Kevin Kolb is the next Koy Detmer.

    This guy doesn’t have it to start on a regular basis but good for the Eagles to get a ransom for him. It is a testimony to the the state of the current NFL QB level of play.

  77. gtmann says: May 4, 2011 8:49 AM

    The Eagles would be crazy to trade Kolb . We own him cheap (1.4 mil) . And with Vick’s style of play he is bound to get hurt . Plus I saw him regressing to his old Atlanta self late in the season .That pick to close the GB game was just STUPID ! It was 1st down , 33 sec on the clock , and he had Macklin wide open down the middle !!! When Vick goes down , or goes into meltdown , do you really want to hand the keys to Kafka who has NEVER taken a snap in a regular season game ?!!!

  78. rocketdogsports says: May 4, 2011 10:26 AM

    Cardinal options at QB:
    1. Do nothing and they would be beter off with Red Skelton. (The Andersen debacle set this team back years.)
    2. Carson Palmer: Not the same abilities since his knee and elbow injuries left him less than a long term, quality option. Plus, Mike Brown is an idiot.
    3. Kevin Kolb: Good option and a long term solution. But the high price would retard the positive development of the team overall if high draft picks are involved.
    4. Kyle Orton: Can be had for a more reasonable price and can deliver, at least, the same qualities and talents as Kolb.

  79. purdueman says: May 4, 2011 11:40 AM

    rocketdogsports says:
    May 4, 2011 10:26 AM
    Cardinal options at QB:
    1. Do nothing and they would be beter off with Red Skelton. (The Andersen debacle set this team back years.)
    2. Carson Palmer: Not the same abilities since his knee and elbow injuries left him less than a long term, quality option. Plus, Mike Brown is an idiot.
    3. Kevin Kolb: Good option and a long term solution. But the high price would retard the positive development of the team overall if high draft picks are involved.
    4. Kyle Orton: Can be had for a more reasonable price and can deliver, at least, the same qualities and talents as Kolb.
    *********************
    rocketdog… Now that’s a really, really great post! I concur with most everything that you say except that I think you’re underestimating what Carson Palmer could bring to the table once he’s freed from enslavement in Cincinnati.

    The high price the Bears paid for Jay Cutler was highlighted by two first rounders and a third rounder, but the Bears also got back a 5th rounder who they used to draft starting WR Johnny Knox (more luck than good negotiating skills).

    There’s NO WAY Kolb is worth two number ones, or a number one and a number two, but I think that that’s what they Eagles are going to be seeking (if not more).

    Elway clearly doesn’t like Orton much, but I think he’s too skid-dish right now to hand over the team to Tebow, so I don’t see him trading Orton until at least after next season.

    If Brown relents and decides to free Palmer, I think that Palmer can be had for only one future #1 pick and maybe a 4th rounder that can escalate based upon defined performance milestones.

    Marc Bulger is an unrestricted free agent and is clearly the fall back plan; that might make sense if the Cardinals were sold on a developmental QB currently on their roster, but as you point out, right now they don’t have one of those.

    If all of the above plays out, Palmer is the best “value” out there for the Cardinals, unless the Eagles asking price comes down to earth. JOMO.

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