|Kolb's not getting a lot of love from the fans these days. (Getty Images)|
Kevin Kolb was supposed to save the Cardinals. That's why, following the end of the lockout in 2011, they gave up a second-round pick and Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie to the Eagles for Kolb. And that's why they gave Kolb a $63 million extension.
But Kolb's been anything but the savior in Arizona and the fans let him know it on Wednesday at the Cardinals Fan Fest by, according to Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com, booing their QB1.
That's not a good sign. But the fans at least have a little bit of an excuse; a lot of expectations were attached to Kolb, particularly when he (reportedly) demanded big money from Arizona after the trade.
Making matters worse is the fact that Ken Whisenhunt isn't exactly endorsing Kolb. Kolb and John Skelton have been splitting first-team reps for some time now. And Whiz didn't sound thrilled that there even is a quarterback competition in Arizona.
"If it was up to me, I'd prefer we had a quarterback resolution two years ago," Whisenhunt said. "You got to let this competition play out honestly."
This is particularly bad since Whiz is, for all intents and purposes, openly rooting for Kolb to win the competition.
Arizona's one of the more interesting quarterback situations to watch, mainly because the competition, skill-wise, really does seem close. But if the Cardinals ever considered rolling Skelton out there, why did they pay Kolb his roster bonus back in March? It makes no sense to hand a guy $7 million and then put him on the bench, especially after an open flirtation with Peyton Manning.
Kolb only played a single season with the Cards, but 2011 was incredibly underwhelming. Kolb couldn't stay healthy and only started nine games, throwing for 1,955 yards, nine touchdowns and eight interceptions. In his starts, the Cards were 3-6.
With Skelton under center, Arizona was 4-3, even if his numbers were more mediocre.