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Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

Posted on: July 28, 2011 2:54 pm
Edited on: July 28, 2011 5:42 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson



Since the lockout ended, we've waited with baited breath to find out when Kevin Kolb would get traded from the Eagles (presumably to the Cardinals). It's a "done deal," a league source told CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman, who notes that Arizona will give up exactly what we noted earlier -- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a high draft pick, believed to be a second-rounder.

Additionally, according to 97.5 The Fan's Adam Caplan who first reported the deal, the Cardinals have reached an agreement on a contract extension with Kolb that will pay him $63 million, including a whopping $20 million in guaranteed money.

Summer of Kolb

That is a LOT of cheddar for a guy who, as Freeman notes, hasn't proven anything. Of course, it's also less than the $30 million that Kolb's camp was reportedly demanding from the Cardinals in order to finalize the deal.

Then again, was there ever really a chance that he Cardinals wouldn't cave to Kolb's demands for a large extension? As we've written throughout the week, this was a game of chicken that was destined to end poorly for the Cardinals purely in terms of what they'd have to give up to land the quarterback.

There's obviously a shot that this deal does work for Arizona, if Kolb comes in and helps them reclaim the NFC West title. Or, if he's simply good enough to allow them to retain superstar wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who hasn't been happy with Arizona's quarterback situation since Kurt Warner retired.

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Comments

Since: Aug 19, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 9:15 am
 

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

Have they ever watched him play?  63 million over 5 years for a backup qb.  The Eagles should have sent draft picks, they just stole a top notch corner for a backup quarterback. 




Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2011 6:50 am
 

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

This guy sure has a lot of hype....and now a lot of money because of that hype. I find it a little odd that the Cards shelled out that much money for Kolb. Maybe he will live up to his potential but I would want to see a little more than what he has done so far in limited action.


The only reason this dude picked up this kind of cash is because he KNEW he was the best product in a limited market. I don't think the AZ fans would have appreciated another ex-ram like Bulger coming in, even though he can still be quite effective with Fitzgerald to throw to. This is a make or break deal- if Kolb shows that he doesn't have the juice it's gonna go down as one of the bigger boneheaded moves. If he shows some potential, well it will be average IMO. The money is bad enough but a good CB in Rogers Cromartie AND a second round pick, all for a guy who only has a handful of starts and got stuck on the bench behind a freshly released felon? Come on now..  he was in a system designed for the pass.. Not sure how well that's going to work in a breaston and boldin less AZ.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 5:50 am
 

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

What did the Times fire this clown for ?



Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:49 am
 

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

Oh.. another thing.... the AP reported the trade on the 27th.



Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:39 am
 

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

Like Mike Freeman knows what he's talking about? The "inside" info he had about the  NFL strike ending imminently, then lasting another month? Now he writes in his own column how HE "confirmed" a story first broken by ESPN? How Josh Hamilton would fail and was shameful cuz he's a recovering alcoholic/drug abuser? That is still the worst column I have ever read on here.
The NY Times hired, then fired Freeman because he lied on his resume/application.
I'm glad Mike "broke" this story...I mean, seriously, who saw this trade coming?



Since: Dec 22, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 2:24 am
 

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

This guy sure has a lot of hype....and now a lot of money because of that hype. I find it a little odd that the Cards shelled out that much money for Kolb. Maybe he will live up to his potential but I would want to see a little more than what he has done so far in limited action.



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 1:10 am
 

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

I'm sure no one will regret this $63 million investment in a proven veteran franchise player. Wow. Money to burn in the desert - er, in the NFL.



Since: Apr 13, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 1:10 am
 

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

Everyone is forgetting that if the cards did not sign a QB we lose fitz anyways. It was worth the risk to keep fitz for a little bit longer. Keeping Fitzy > a beet up DRC who did not return to form last year after his leg injury. Every cardinals fan should know that he got shredded by every reciever last year, and was awfull. I don't agree with the move, but we had to do something. Hasselback is to old, Mcnabb doesn't fit, ortin well he is just plain average.



Since: Apr 1, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 1:08 am
 

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

What the Heck….. 7 Career starts, 11 TDs, 14 INTs, 6.5 avg, not very mobile, 64 Million Dollars….....priceless. Boy, it sure is a good thing we are not giving big money to untested Rookies under the new CBA.




Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 12:54 am
 

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

At least Kolb can throw an out pass, which is more than I can say for Matt Leinert. But that much money, and a proven DB, for someone who has trown as many pics as TD's? Carson Palmer would have been a better choice.


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