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Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

Posted on: February 6, 2011 12:56 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Larry Fitzgerald is heading into the final year of his contract and he's made it clear that he wants to stay in Arizona. If they give him a lot of money. And if they get him a quarterback who will help the team win.

He's reportedly gotten even more specific, too, naming Kevin Kolb and Marc Bulger as guys he wants in Phoenix, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Kolb is apparently Fitz' top choice, but the most glaring part of the report is the lack of Derek Anderson, Max Hall, John Skelton and Donovan McNabb on the list.

McNabb should be one of the top free agent quarterbacks on the market, despite his age and poor 2010 performance, but the Cardinals aren't a team that's been considered likely to show any interest in him, should the Redskins end up not picking up his option.

Kolb's a nice target, but the problem is the Eagles will probably want a first-round draft pick in exchange for their talented backup signal caller. (Which would mean if the Cards give Fitzgerald everything he wants, they're going to severely hamper themselves long-term.)

Bulger's a much more realistic target, obviously, because he's simply the backup in Baltimore.

Either way, though, the Cardinals would be heavily catering to a single player's demands and still leaving themselves open to a nightmare situation if either Bulger (he is old) or Kolb (he is still somewhat unproven) didn't work out in 2011.

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Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2011 11:19 pm

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

I think that the Cardinals would go for a deal where they get Kevin Kolb from the Eagles and possibly swap out some of the first 3 rounds of picks. So Arizona would not lose their picks outright. Having a top five pick for Kolb and your 28th pick seems fair all around. Even more fair if you do it multiple rounds. Knowing the Eagles history they would most likely just trade down the pick anyways. Mock drafts have Von Miller and Robert Quinn going 5th and 6th who are both defensive ends, the Eagles could use a playmaking end.  Even the Cardinals 2nd round pick is only 5 picks short of a first. I recently had Kolb going to San Fran for their 2nd and 3rd round picks.

Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2011 11:04 pm

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

Give the guy a decent OL and some form of a running game and Bulger can win for you.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2011 10:58 pm

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

Fine with me. Fitz has earned the right to ask for a better quarterback.

Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2011 10:52 pm

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

He has all the right in the world to try and get a QB who can get the ball to him.  This past year was a joke at Arizona.  Not only get him a good QB, but they need to keep Breaston and, hopefully, Breaston can stay healthy.  Fitzgerald is definitely a top 5 WR, but without a good QB and other WR's he will continue to get multiple coverage.  I still think Leinert was better than the ones they kept last year.

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2011 10:41 pm

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

They could get Kolb or Bulger, these are not unreasonable requests. Apparently Fitzgerald thinks McNabb is washed up, I think he's right. Kolb may have many years left but would be more expensive. 

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2011 10:23 pm

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

 dont be such an idiot!!!   next time you make a comment why dont you support your position with data!!! 

Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2011 10:18 pm

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

I don't get it.  The guy is simply telling the team, this is what it will take to keep me....and people are bitter about it?  Perhaps he should just go the route of Boldin and just jump ship?  Would that be more admirable?  Is that what the Cardinal fans would prefer?  LeBron?  Seriously, how are you comparing it to him?  LeBron made Cleveland think he was theirs and then jumped ship, this guy is flat out saying I want to stay, BUT we need a QB and this is the list of guys I'd consider a QB worthy of me resigning.  I for one see no problem with it.  I think people are too caught up in "arrogant" factor.  I'm guessing he just didn't show up one day with a list.  I'm guessing there have been conversations of "what will it take to keep you Larry".'s my list.  To the trolls that think otherwise, get a clue and stop being so judgmental.  The guy has a reason to be picky about his demands, every other team in the league wants him on their team.  He's a top 5 WR no question but why play for a bad team or worse yet a bad team that doesn't want to give you what it will take to win.  

Since: May 5, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2011 10:17 pm

Bulger is still a solid QB

I think he just needed out of St Louis.   He said in interview in local area that he didn't want to be starter this year.  I think getting to playoffs with the Ravens may have gotten the competitive juices flowing.  I said before season ended that Zona should go after Bulger because their QB situation sucks.   As long as he has a little time to throw he is solid.   Fitz would have career year with him at QB, could catch 18-19 TDs.  Bulger threw one of the best fades Ive ever seen in college and even at St Louis too.  Give him a guy that can go up and make plays like!  Hope he gets the chance

Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: February 6, 2011 10:12 pm

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

Cut this clown. I don't care how good of a receiver he is, he's a diva and a loser. You don't pick your QB's, what an arrogant jerk.

Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2011 10:00 pm

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

i dont know why the cardinals did not pursue Bulger in the offseason to beigin with.  He still a good Qb that played on a bad team with O-line woes

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