Whisenhunt said that he saw Adam Schefter of ESPN’s report that placed Skelton ahead of Kevin Kolb and told reporters that he didn’t put much weight on things said anonymously. According to Whisenhunt, there hasn’t been any change to the way the Cardinals are running their quarterback competition.
“We’re sticking to what we said, which is sticking with the process and let it play itself out,” Whisenhunt said, via Darren Urban of the team’s website. “I haven’t gotten into thinking about favorites and longshots.”
Neither quarterback has set the world on fire in preseason games, but Kolb has looked like the lesser quarterback. He’s completed just 2-of-9 passes and has not looked comfortable in the pocket in either appearance. Skelton’s production leaves something to be desired, but his willingness to stand up in the pocket is contributing to the feeling that he’ll wind up with the job.
Kolb will start on Friday against the Raiders, a game that represents his best (last?) chance to remain in the fight for the starting job. It looks like he’ll have running back Ryan Williams to help him move the offense, which is a change from the first two outings. It can’t be the only one or else Whisenhunt won’t have much reason to think about favorites and longshots because the race will be all but over.