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The Arizona Cardinals have a very interesting quarterback duel brewing in the desert this offseason.
John Skelton, who went 5-2 during seven games for the Cardinals in 2011, is a young player who has a gigantic arm and some late-game experience. The quarterback developed chemistry with the Cardinals' No. 1 wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and he seemed to improve after each and every start.
Kevin Kolb on the other hand, was hindered by the injury bug for most of last season, as he only appeared in nine games; posting a 3-6 record. Kolb was brought in last season by the Cardinals to be their franchise quarterback, but there's no indications if he'll be the starter come Week 1.
It would certainly appear, however, that Kolb's high salary would ultimately give him the edge, but history tells us otherwise. Ken Winsenhunt played the best player available in 2008 when he decided to go with Kurt Warner over Matt Lienart, and that year turned out to be the best season in franchise history.
The Cardinals still have a few months to decide on a quarterback, but certainly watch for the Skelton over Kolb upset heading into the season.