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Report: Cards will go after Kolb, could trade DRC

Posted on: July 18, 2011 9:50 pm
Edited on: July 18, 2011 9:54 pm

Posted by Ryan Wilson

It's no secret that the Arizona Cardinals are desperate to find a starting quarterback. After Kurt Warner retired following the 2009 season, the team decided to release former first-round pick Matt Leinart and take their chances with Derek Anderson, Max Hall and John Skelton. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt may not have thought enough of Leinart to keep him around but we can't imagine he would have performed worse than the three guys the Cards trotted out their in 2010.

Either way, as soon as the lockout ends, Arizona will move to find their next franchise QB. And according to the Arizona Republic's Kent Somers, the most likely target is a name we've heard often in recent months: Eagles backup Kevin Kolb.

"Look for the club to immediately attempt to trade for Eagles backup Kevin Kolb," Somers wrote Monday. "He is the first choice, but the Cardinals don’t want to give up a ransom for him. They also have interest in the BroncosKyle Orton, who is under contract. The path of least resistance would be to simply sign Marc Bulger, a free agent, and let John Skelton back him up."

Although he has little starting experience, Kolb will cost the most to acquire (more on that in a second). Meanwhile,'s Steve Wyche thinks that Orton, who has thrown for more than 7,000 yards the last two years in Denver, could be had for a third-rounder. As for Bulger, Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 in Phoenix tweets that he "doesn't want to play in Arizona according to my source."

The Seahawks, another team in dire need of a quarterback, reportedly offered the Eagles a first- and third-round pick for Kolb earlier this offseason, which sounds unreasonably steep given that Kolb has started seven games in four seasons and has thrown three more picks (14) than touchdowns (11).

But it's all about upside. And NFL Films' Greg Cosell thinks that Kolb is "very, very good" with his first reads although he struggles when he is "forced to reset and look elsewhere."

This sounds like a lot of young NFL quarterbacks. While it's not a glowing endorsement, it could be much worse. Like, say, what Whisenhunt had to endure last season with Anderson, Hall and Skelton. The only question is how much will Arizona have to give up get Kolb. Which brings us back to XTRA 910's Mike Jurecki, who hears things: "Kevin Kolb is the guy, Cardinals are prepared to offer DRC straight up...according to source."

This isn't the first time a Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for Kolb trade has made the rounds. In fact,'s Josh Katzowitz wrote about it last month. It seems like a long shot, but who knows, maybe it will allow the Cardinals to go after Ike Taylor. Then all that will be left to do is petition the league and officially change their name to Pittsburgh West.

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 19, 2011 10:13 am

Report: Cards will go after Kolb, could trade DRC

If we're going to agree to trade DRC, Kolb can't be all we have coming our way, not with Kyle Orton available for a second-round pick at most. Philadelphia's got to be sending us a pick here. If not, why would you even think of doing this deal? Just give the Broncos a second-round pick and be done with it.

Why would your team make that deal? A couple reasons actually.  First of all as the writer pointed out one reason is upside.  If they want Kyle Orton for a 2nd round pick they can have him, but everybody knows what Orton is, a mediocre qb that'll have some really good games, that's it.  With Kolb there is a potential upside there.   Second of all and what nobody in this thread is talking about another reason they would make this trade is money....  The Cards would only be paying Orton just under 1.4 million dollars for  the upcoming season, for a starting NFL qb that's basically zero.  Why? Because the Eagles already paid him the first 10 million dollars of his new deal in a signing bonus they aren't going to get back from the Cards. 

Don't forget when Rodgers was backing up Favre in Greenbay NOT EVEN ONE person on these boards or even one writer out there was predicting Rodgers would put up the numbers he put up and do the things he's done including win a superbowl like he did...  I'm not saying Kolb will be that good, I'm just saying you never know....  that's why you'll see the Cards get Kolb and do whatever it takes to make it happen.  That qb caroussel they had going on was embarassing for God sakes...  two of the qb's they used were undrafted young players...they won't let that happen again. 

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: July 19, 2011 9:37 am

Report: Cards will go after Kolb, could trade DRC

wonder if derek anderson is sitting at home on a bench type piece of furniture and laughing about this news--after which he will act mad in front of reporters telling them he was not laughing at becomming irrelavent on yet another team and he takes this sh** seriously

Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: July 19, 2011 7:11 am

Cards will go after Kolb, CPT Obvious Reports

Are you serious?  How is this still a story? Kolb to what a shocker.....though I believe they were talking about that around week 10 of LAST season. Go do some investigating and give us a real story...surely Harrison is calling someone a clown somewhere.

Since: Jun 1, 2011
Posted on: July 19, 2011 4:18 am

Report: Cards will go after Kolb, could trade DRC

The Cardinals will still be the Cardinals. This is a horrible franchise that has only had two winning seasons in the last 30 years. If the NFL was smart they would move the Cardinals to LA and forget that Arizona ever had a team. When you think of embarrassing, you think of the Arizona Cardinals. I am surprised that Arizona still has a team, with the economic situation I am shocked that people in the trash state of Arizona can afford football games. Go 49ers !!!

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2011 4:14 am

Report: Cards will go after Kolb, could trade DRC

hell no i wouldnt trade peterson for him maybe toler and hightower
I wouldn't even do that. I'd give up Toler or Hightower, not both.

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2011 4:08 am

Report: Cards will go after Kolb, could trade DRC

hell no i wouldnt trade peterson for him maybe toler and hightower

Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: July 19, 2011 3:43 am

Report: Cards will go after Kolb, could trade DRC

I'd rather the Eagles trade Kolb for [the cards draft pick] Patrick Peterson.  Money mouth

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2011 3:09 am

Report: Cards will go after Kolb, could trade DRC

dont get me wrong i like kolb but if it was me i wouldnt give up drc like that, if it wasnt for drc clamping down on recievers in the '08 playoffs we would have never made it to the super bowl. i like orton alot we can get him cheap plus i think he can pick up the playbook faster then kolb then next year draft a qb. plus we need more then just a qb this year we also need a couple of lbs and linemen and another reciever if they cant get breaston back.

Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: July 19, 2011 1:48 am

Report: Cards will go after Kolb, could trade DRC

Don't get me wrong, quarterback is the gaping black hole on the Cardinals roster that must be addressed before anything else...but that defense isn't exactly stellar, and DRC is a solid player.  Kolb might have upside, but I don't think he can keep up in too many shootouts right off the bat even if he's got Fitz.

Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: July 19, 2011 1:19 am

Report: Cards will go after Kolb, could trade DRC

Kolb is NOT the answer. Reid's system made him look better than he is.  The answer lies somewhere between Kyle Orton and Jeff George.

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