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A third-year player from Fordham University is the starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals.
How nuts is that?
It was just recently announced that John Skelton had beaten out Kevin Kolb as the Cardinals starting quarterback.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt will look like a genius after it's all said and done.
Although Kolb is being paid the big bucks, Skelton is the right choice for the job.
He doesn't seem daunted or intimidated by opposing defenses like Kolb has been accused of. Besides, Skelton outperformed his rival in the preseason. His stats aren't necessarily better, but at least he can stay in the pocket and take a hit.
Arizona finished with an 8-8 record in 2011, playing the entire season with uncertainty at the quarterback position.
This year will be different.
For his career, Skelton has tossed 13 touchdowns and has been picked off 16 times. He owns a quarterback rating of 66.9. And yet, I still think Skelton will lead his team to the postseason.
Arizona's schedule in 2012 is full of lackluster teams. The Cardinals play 10 games against teams that failed to have a winning record in 2011.
Plus, Skelton has Larry Fitzgerald to throw to which is always a bonus.
I think the 49ers will fall off this year and I see the Cardinals taking their place. Skelton will be a hero and Kolb will be the odd man out, yet again.