As Kevin Kolb and John Skelton jockey for the top spot on the depth chart in Arizona, coach Ken Whisenhunt says there’s no clock ticking on an outcome.
“I don’t think we have a timetable on that,” Whisenhunt tells NFL Network. “It’s something we have to evaluate over a course of time in this preseason. We have to give them enough reps in similar situations so that we can evaluate it. We’re gonna let it go over the next couple of games and see where we are.”
So while there’s no official deadline, the reality is that both golfers will be in the clubhouse after the third preseason game — unless the Cardinals plan to use their starting offense in the final preseason game. And so, after that, the powers-that-be will have what they need to make a decision.
Then again, like so many quarterback competitions, the guy who wins the Week One assignment also could become the first guy most likely to be benched. We’ve got a feeling that both men eventually will get a chance to earn the job not based on what they do in the preseason, but what they do in the regular season.
To Whisenhunt’s credit, he seems to be genuinely interested in using the best guy — even though not going with Kolb would make the trade that we ripped last year look even more rippable.