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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'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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Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 12:50 am

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

Clearly the Cardinals have resorted to:

Let's hope some other team drafted a quality NFL QB because we sure haven't lately.

Potentially another very expensive fail.  At least with Warner they knew they were getting a guy that could get it done.  What has Kevin Kolb proven?  He can start an NFL game and probably not suck?  Yeah that's worth mega-millions.  

Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 12:30 am

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

Living here in PHX most of my life I can't figure out why they think this guy is the next Kurt Warner? Career wise let's see,As a starter 3-4 a whopping 11 td and 14 int.. Maybe they know something I don't..Tyipcal Cards..Sigh....

Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:30 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

Wow, that's a lot of money for someone with a very small sample size.

Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:25 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

Whoah. The Cards gave up their DB of the future and a pick AND $40+ million for Kolb? Hope he turns out to be worth it!

Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:21 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

the signing is not THAT big of money. It's probably about $40million guranteed. That is nothing in the new CBA. Everyone that is amazed at this money better do the research, this is only the beginning.

Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:09 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

kolb has a career passer rating of 74, a career 11 td's with 14 INT's and the media makes him out to be the next Montana. I just don't get it, am I missing something? 63 million? R U shi**ing me?!

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:59 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

Boy it was questionable when the Eagles handed Kolb the keys to the car with really no surefire reason. Not only did they jack the Redskins for McNabb, but then they rob AZ for a CB and draft pick... AND they get rid of Kolb's contract. Wow! This front office is phenomenal.

First of all the Eagles didn't get rid of a contract... or at least not one that affected them at all.  Kolb was due a measly 3 million dollars this year, hardly anything compared to the 120 million their team payroll is going to be at very soon.   Finally, that's a good deal for both teams... yeah, I said both teams which of course includes Arizona.  The Cardinals used 2 undrafted rookies at qb last season that couldn't throw a football.  Kolb might be a risk but 21 million guaranteed is not a lot of money in today's NHL... it's the cost of doing business.

There wasn't even ONE person under the sun that believed Aaron Rodgers was going to become what he became so quickly after Favre left.....  but he did.  Nobody knows that Kolb is going to do but one thing we know for sure is he's going to be 100 times the qb they had last season. 

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:56 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

More proof why Az is a consistent loser. That is all that needs to be said. Fitz is gone asap....

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:51 pm

CBS in the NFL's Back Pocket

Give me a break! Why is CBS trying to make such a stir over these off season moves? Let's recap... The Eagles trade their second string QB. The Redskins get rid of Hayneswerth, who they wanted to get rid of last year and McNabb, who should have retired a year ago. Then we get Hassleback, who is another guy who should have retired and Ocho Cinco, who is clearly on the downside of his career. These moves are a complete bunch of nothing! Would someone please point that out? There is a bunch of nothing going on in the NFL.

Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:42 pm

Kevin Kolb traded to Cardinals with $63M deal

To be determined!

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