The Cardinals may have parted ways with coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves, but they're not ready to pull the plug on the guy who played some part in getting them fired: quarterback Kevin Kolb.
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Team president Michael Bidwill noted Monday that he's "not ready to give up on Kolb," although the quarterback will almost certainly have to restructure his current contract to stay in Arizona (he's set to make $11 million in 2013 -- $2.75 million more than Mark Sanchez).
Bidwill also acknowledged that Kolb has yet to play up to expectations. Before the 2011 season, the team traded cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round pick to the Eagles for Kolb, who was promptly signed to a $63 million extension. In the two years since, Kolb has started 14 games, thrown for 3,124 yards (58.5 completion percentage), including 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He was also sacked 57 times.
"That's one of the questions we will really focus on with the coaching staff candidates," Bidwill said, according to AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban. "How do we see about Kevin and his performance and how we can turn him into the quarterback of the future here for the Cardinals and make that decision, if he is the right guy?"
We can't help but wonder how the 2012 season would've turned out if the Cards had convinced Peyton Manning to come to Arizona. It's reasonable to think that they'd still be playing … until you remember the state of the offensive line.
Since the Bidwills don't have access to a time machine, they're stuck in the present. Which means they're looking for a new coach. First up: Andy Reid and Ray Horton.
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