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John Skelton started seven games for the Cardinals in 2011.
The Arizona Cardinals flip-flopped between Kevin Kolb and John Skelton at the quarterback position in 2011.
Kolb started nine games for the Cardinals and posted a 3-6 record. Kolb threw for 1,955 yards with nine touchdowns and eight interceptions. Kolb was also bothered by a turf toe injury and a concussion that opened the door for Skelton.
Skelton started seven games and led the team to a 5-2 record.He posted 1,911 passing yards with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
While statistically similar, Kolb didn't really have a feel for the pocket. Skelton was able to roll out, scramble and turn losses into gains. Skelton doesn't have question marks about his durability, unlike Kolb.
Kolb also has the pressure of his salary. He got a $7 million bonus for being on the roster in March. With nearly $12 million in total compensation coming his way, Kolb has to perform. If he doesn't, the budget-friendly Skleton and his $490,000 contract could be getting the nod.
This time, Kolb will have an entire offseason to get himself ready to go. He might have a short leash given how Skelton performed in the second half of the season.
Regardless of who gets the call, they will have to deal with the second issue facing the Cardinals.