To the extent that Cardinals fans hope the coaching staff will resolve the quarterback controversy between Kevin Kolb and John Skelton by choosing none of the above, Cardinals fans may be in luck.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Cardinals are still open to the possibility of adding a veteran quarterback.
Plenty of quarterbacks will indeed be available as the rosters cut from 90 to 53 players. Other teams may be inclined to try to trade a quarterback in lieu of letting him walk away for nothing.
In this regard, keep a close eye on Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson. Clearly on the trade market but not getting a single snap in the preseason, Jackson probably will be cut if he’s not traded (barring injury to Matt Flynn or Russell Wilson on Friday night). But if Jackson is cut the Cardinals could be interested.
In 2008, the Jackson torched the Cardinals on their home turf in a season that culminated in a Super Bowl appearance, completing 11 of 17 throws for four touchdowns. Coach Ken Whisenhunt may want to compare the tape of that game to the tape generated by Kolb and Skelton recently.
Of course, that’s all the more reason for the Seahawks to trade T-Jack to another team and not cut him. Even if all they can get is a conditional seventh-round pick in 2025, they should do it if it means keeping Jackson from carrying his knowledge of the Seahawks’ playbook and personnel to Arizona.
Meanwhile, if the Cardinals add a veteran, it will make for a crowded depth chart — unless the Cardinals are willing to cut Kolb after everything they gave up to get him and to keep him.