Although Kolb is still under contract with the Cardinals and his future hasn’t been determined, if Arizona cuts him the Jets are ready to get in on the action.
In fact, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that if the price is right, Kolb will not just be on the Jets’ roster but will be the favorite to be the Week One starter.
Mehta’s report came on the heels of a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that the Cardinals plan to cut Kolb before Saturday, when they would owe him a $2 million bonus if he’s still on the roster.
Kolb to the Jets could make some sense: He has previously played for Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg in Philadelphia and already has a feel for the kind of offense the Jets are planning to run this season.
At the moment, the expectation is that Sanchez will compete with Garrard to be the Jets’ starter, that McElroy will be given a chance but is a long shot, that Tebow will be released and that Simms is on the team to be a camp arm. Given that situation, Kolb may look at the Jets as the place where he has the best chance to start.