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Cardinals reportedly pursuing four options at QB

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The Cardinals aren’t putting all their eggs in Kevin Kolb’s basket just yet.  At least they don’t want Kolb to think so.

Arizona’s quarterback plan is four-pronged, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic.  They are talking trade with Denver (Kyle Orton) and Philadelphia (Kolb.)

They have also spoken to agents for Matt Hasselbeck and Marc Bulger.

It’s hard to tell how much of this is posturing, leverage, or doing their due diligence.  Clearly, they must have a favorite of the group.  Ken Whisenhunt said he’d be surprised if they agreed to a deal for a quarterback Tuesday.

The Cardinals have Orton and Kolb reportedly rated “closely in talent.”  Hasselbeck won’t return to Seattle and won’t cost a draft pick to sign.

As quarterback markets go, the Cardinals have decent options.

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44 Responses to “Cardinals reportedly pursuing four options at QB”
  1. daburgher says: Jul 26, 2011 4:20 PM

    Kolb should probably be their 4th option.. Philthadelphia is asking way too much for someone who threw more int’s than td’s

  2. dgreenfi says: Jul 26, 2011 4:22 PM

    5th Option: Re-sign Jake Plummer.

  3. broncotis3000 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:22 PM

    Orton for Darnell Dockett and a draft pick…TIA

  4. cowboysfan18 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:23 PM

    You see what Orton did with McDaniels and Lloyd last year. I think they should grab him instead of Kolb. You know what you are going to get out of Orton. I don’t know why people keep wanting to dump on the guy. I would.not give a a first or DRC and a high pick for Kolb.

  5. whoknowsnothing says: Jul 26, 2011 4:23 PM

    As long it doesn’t cost them a 1st, 2nd rd pick, or DRC bring in anyone, but I prefer Orton.

  6. biggerballz says: Jul 26, 2011 4:25 PM

    trash, trash, old trash, broken trash

  7. capslockkey says: Jul 26, 2011 4:25 PM

    Which mediocre or washed up QB will the Cardinals sign? Inquiring minds want to know.

  8. lgbarn says: Jul 26, 2011 4:26 PM

    I would hitch my wagon to Kyle Orton. The best of the bunch in my opinion. Kolb is still too unproven and the Eagles clearly want too much for him.

  9. cjs230 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:26 PM

    I have a hard time understanding why Shaun Hill’s name never comes up in these QB talks. Is he completely off the market? Does Detroit have zero interest in trading him?

    I recognize with Stafford’s injury history that you need a solid back-up, but I would at least think teams like Arizona and Tennessee would at least take a shot at getting him. I’d take Hill over McNabb, Bulger, Orton and Hasselbeck any day.

  10. jackblackshairyback says: Jul 26, 2011 4:26 PM

    Why would they do that? Derek Anderson isnt as bas as every…BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!!! I tried, but didnt make it….

  11. mataug says: Jul 26, 2011 4:26 PM

    Whisenhunt needs to draft his own QB and develop him for long term rather than jumping from one veteran to another like Jon Gruden did at Tampa.

  12. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 26, 2011 4:26 PM

    So they’re waiting to see what the going rate is for a QB before they give up a 1st and then some for whoever is left over… we get it.

  13. jaggedmark says: Jul 26, 2011 4:27 PM

    The dynamics of this story are as relevant to the Eagles, as they are the Cardinals.

  14. jjrs89 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:28 PM

    Orton>kolb

  15. buffalohogan says: Jul 26, 2011 4:31 PM

    How great would this be if Andy Reid gets caugt holding the Kevin Kolb (lunch) basket…

    In the words of the great Jim Schoenfeld: Have another Donut you fat pig

  16. december77 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:31 PM

    It’s hard to tell how much of this is posturing, leverage, or doing their due diligence.
    ============================
    I think they’re just doing their due diligence. They can’t get any leverage on the Eagles, because the Eagles don’t need to trade Kolb. They can just sign one of the many free agent CBs. Unless they can get draft picks, I think the Eagles are better off keeping Kolb. The Cards need a QB they can build a future on or Fitzgerald won’t be sticking around. Bulger is done, Hasselbeck is over the hill, and Orton couldn’t beat out Rex Grossman lol!

  17. nfl25 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:31 PM

    Hasslbeck for a year or Kolb if u really think he is the guy

    Bulger doesn’t even seem like he wants to be a starter. That’s really what I want leading my team.

  18. p01ntman says: Jul 26, 2011 4:32 PM

    McNabb any one? Any one?

  19. 808raiderinparadise says: Jul 26, 2011 4:33 PM

    5th option … Favre

  20. dclogicatlast says: Jul 26, 2011 4:34 PM

    Your options are Bulger, Hasselbeck, Orton, and Kolb and you aren’t in bad shape?!?!?

  21. kingmj4891 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:34 PM

    Kolb is the only option.

    Kolb and a Seventh round (sixth based on performance) pick for DRC and a fourth round (third based on performance) pick!

  22. phillychzstk2012 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:35 PM

    I DONT CARE. They are going to trade for Kolb.

  23. kolb2fitz says: Jul 26, 2011 4:35 PM

    tavarius to Seattle is done:

    Sorry Philly all out of invincible amo now. You’ll be taking a 2nd for kolb AND LIKE IT!

  24. myeaglescantwin says: Jul 26, 2011 4:35 PM

    i always wanted to know why hasselback was so popular & why people thought he was good.. anyone clear that up for me????

    heres how i see this working out.

    Bulger = if they want to be in the running for Andrew Luck next year.

    Orton = if they would like to be .500 for the next two years.

    Kolb = if they would like to be .500 for the next 5 years.

    this is a lose lose lose lose situation. They are better off stickin with Anderson and saving themselves some cap space and draft picks.

  25. tjacks7 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:35 PM

    They’re all better options than what they have now I guess. Id say orton is the best of the bunch.

  26. goawayeverybody says: Jul 26, 2011 4:43 PM

    Orton > Kolb.

    For all the talk about Kolb he is largely unproven and has a TD:INT ratio of about 1 to 1.

    Orton has a TD:INT ratio of about 1.5 to 1 and he’s getting better all the time (when healthy).

  27. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 26, 2011 4:45 PM

    That division is incredibly weak, especially in pass defense. Bring in Orton and let him light it up for a season and re-evaluate. He’s FAR better than anything they have now.

  28. philahitman says: Jul 26, 2011 4:46 PM

    As far as the Eagles wantin too much for Kolb…. take a look at the TRASH QBs that went in the 1ST ROUND this year. Christian Ponder? Really? If you use a 1st for Ponder, Kolb should cost AT LEAST that much…. And Im a FSU fan.

  29. cardsfann1 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:47 PM

    Orton has to be the guy.

  30. bigbadjohneaglesnm says: Jul 26, 2011 4:50 PM

    Kolb2fitz are you in 3rd grade? The eagles don’t have to trade Kolb he is under contact n he us only owed 1.4 mil he doesn’t affect our salary cap at all whether Seattle gets a QB or not eagles have the leverage we need a corner but nhamdi, Joseph, Ike Taylor are all options so think before you speak

  31. TheDPR says: Jul 26, 2011 4:51 PM

    This isn’t even close. If you can get Orton you go with him.

  32. theytukrjobs says: Jul 26, 2011 4:56 PM

    I think Kolb is very over rated, and “close in talent” to Orton sounds about right to me.

  33. Keyser Söze says: Jul 26, 2011 4:56 PM

    Orton threw for over 3600 yards, 20TD’s, and 9 picks last season in 13 games…to Brandon Lloyd for chrissakes. Imagine what he would do with a WR like Fitz. Kolb? Not so much.

  34. dclogicatlast says: Jul 26, 2011 4:58 PM

    What’s with all the love for Orton? He is the epitome of mediocre.

  35. philleagles says: Jul 26, 2011 4:59 PM

    we’ve seen what hasselbeck and orton can do (not much) cards are better off starting fresh with kolb..

  36. sensijr says: Jul 26, 2011 5:09 PM

    NO wonder ARIOZONA are yearly losers from the days they were in st.louis cuz im reading ur posts and noticed that u guys (majority anyways)like 2nd or 3rd best options .KOLB is waaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy better(orton got beat out by REX lol) and has been groomed by the best and in only 7 starts he was named 2 times nfc player of the week and he hold an nfl record(throwing over 300yrd/gm in a QBs first 2 starts of his career in NFL history)he did this in a situation when he had no OLINE 2 speak off ,furthermore he never had a bad game when he knew he would start,I truly hope FOR SEATTLE 2 get him cuz FITZ will be catching BOMBS FROM VICK IN2012 ,larry wants KOLB cuz he knows a championship calibre QB when he sees 1and like LARRY stated if he doesnt get KK next year hes gone and that u CAN TAKE 2 THE BANK!!!EAGLES WILL GET WHATEVER THEY PLEASE <WATCH AND C ,AND IT WONT BE A BUM LIKE DRC and a 1st, IT WILL COST U MORE.DRC WHO FINISHED LAST AMONG ALL STARTING CBs LAST YEAR ,HE is unproven 1 year good ,1 year GARBAGE!

  37. dcbassguy says: Jul 26, 2011 5:20 PM

    @kolb2fitz says: Jul 26, 2011 4:35 PM

    tavarius to Seattle is done:

    Sorry Philly all out of invincible amo now. You’ll be taking a 2nd for kolb AND LIKE IT!

    —————————————

    Please tell me what Seattle signing a back up Qb, has anything to do with the Eagles trading Kolb to the cards? Just in case you feel that Jackson was signed to be the starter is Seattle, please don’t bother replying. That tells me enough about your football knowledge.

  38. stinkfingers says: Jul 26, 2011 5:33 PM

    Just over-pay for Kolb, and get it overwith. We all know its coming.

  39. skindome1234 says: Jul 26, 2011 5:35 PM

    Love it. Keep Kolb as great back up for Vick and franchise him next year and then trade him at the draft to one of the desperate teams next year. Including Seattle, (Tavaris) haha Arizona when Orton bombs out on his 3rd team haha. as well as all those fools who took 1st round trash this year. Vikings, 49′ers, Jacksonville and Tenn the EAGLES will get what they want for Kolb, just not this year.

  40. december77 says: Jul 26, 2011 6:42 PM

    Keyser Söze says:Jul 26, 2011 4:56 PM

    Orton threw for over 3600 yards, 20TD’s, and 9 picks last season in 13 games…to Brandon Lloyd for chrissakes. Imagine what he would do with a WR like Fitz. Kolb? Not so much.
    ==============================

    He won’t have McDaniel telling him to throw it every down like he did in Denver.

  41. threegriffons says: Jul 26, 2011 7:14 PM

    dcbassguy says:
    Jul 26, 2011 5:20 PM
    @kolb2fitz says: Jul 26, 2011 4:35 PM

    tavarius to Seattle is done:

    Sorry Philly all out of invincible amo now. You’ll be taking a 2nd for kolb AND LIKE IT!

    —————————————

    Please tell me what Seattle signing a back up Qb, has anything to do with the Eagles trading Kolb to the cards? Just in case you feel that Jackson was signed to be the starter is Seattle, please don’t bother replying. That tells me enough about your football knowledge.

    *****************************

    ya know, maybe you want to catch up with the news?
    Seattle dropped out of the hunt for Kolb when they got TJ (i dont understand the thinking there, but there it is)

    In case you need more”football knowledge”;
    That makes one less bargaining chip for philly, which relates to his value dropping.

    Either way, philly should just keep him, Denver said they want a 3rd for Orton.
    Hasselbeck with seattles play book in hand is an interesting option, but way to short term.

  42. mdnittlion says: Jul 26, 2011 7:44 PM

    @ dgreenfi

    6th Option: Just get Warner to come back

    7th Option: Teach Fitzgerald to throw the ball to himself

    Last Option: The team signs every grocery bagger in the state of AZ to a one day contract and everybody competes to be the next QB of the Cards, be honest it sounds better than most reality shows already

  43. zeussuperman says: Jul 26, 2011 8:09 PM

    Let Orton “light it up”?

    Hahahaha!

  44. zeussuperman says: Jul 26, 2011 8:09 PM

    Let Orton “light it up”?

    Hahahaha!

    Sounds like you’ve been lighting something up yourself. Puff puff pass, brother!

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