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Will Kevin Kolb (center) be back for the Cardinals in 2013?
The worst-kept secret in football is that the Arizona Cardinals have a lot of question marks when it comes to the quarterback position.
Since 2009, Arizona has had seven different starting quarterbacks. Between Kurt Warner, Matt Leinart, John Skelton, Kevin Kolb, Ryan Lindley, Max Hall and Derek Anderson, none of them have been able to stay on the job for more than a whole season. Skelton has more starts than Kolb by a 16-14 margin while Anderson has nine and no other quarterback has more than three.
It's hard to be consistent from year to year when there is so much flux at the quarterback position.
But how does Arizona find that clarity?
For starters, Kevin Kolb may not stick around past this season, according to Arizonasports.com. Kolb is due for some serious money in 2013 and the team may not be willing to pay it next season for a quarterback that has missed more than half of the team's games the last two seasons. Kolb is scheduled to make $9 million next season and pick up a $2 million roster bonus in March.
The Cardinals have yet to tip their hand about what they will do with Skelton or Lindley once the season ends and it's just a waiting game as of now for both of them.
Regardless of whether it's Skelton or Lindley or a free agent or a draft pick, Arizona should hopefully be able to make that decision earlier in the season. At least if Arizona does that, the team will have time to get behind one definite starter and be ready to game-plan to his strengths.