In a move that should come as little surprise, the Arizona Cardinals have cut quarterback Kevin Kolb. Kolb, was expected to become the starting quarterback for the Cardinals after a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. His career has been filled with injury issues and struggles grasping the playbook of the Cardinals. Arizona wanted Kolb to restructure his contract but the two sides struggled to agree to a new deal.
Friday was the deadline for the two sides to strike a new deal. Kolb was slated to earn $2 million if he was on the roster after Friday afternoon and was scheduled to earn $9 million in 2013.
Arizona has struggled to find a starting quarterback ever since the retirement of Kurt Warner. This moves now creates even more questions surrounding the position. First-year head coach Bruce Arians signed Drew Stanton to the Cardinals last week. Stanton was the backup for the Indianapolis Colts last season but has just a handful of career starts in the league from his days as a member of the Detroit Lions.
At this point though, Stanton has to be considered the odds on favorite to win the starting job for the Cardinals in 2013.
The future for Kolb is now even more uncertain. One possible landing place for him might have been with the Kansas City Chiefs and former head coach Andy Reid. The Chiefs have addressed their quarterback issues after trading for Alex Smith. Kolb might generate some interest from either the Buffalo Bills or the Jacksonville Jaguars. In two seasons with the Cardinals, Kolb tossed 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in limited duty.