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.