According to CBS Sports, the Arizona Cardinals have released quarterback Kevin Kolb. The two sides had been working to restructure his contract, but those efforts came to an end on Friday.
This ends a disastrous time for Kolb in Arizona.
Kolb was one of those backup quarterbacks who was overvalued because he played well in limited opportunities. Teams are so desperate for quarterback play in today's NFL that they are willing to pony up for a guy if he has a good game or two.
Most people speculated that Kolb's days might be numbered when Arizona hired Bruce Arians. Most new coaches do not like to be tied to a quarterback who is not "their guy."
With that said, there will be a market for Kolb. Four to six teams in the top 10 of this year's draft need a quarterback, and this year's quarterback class is extremely weak. Don't be surprised to see Kolb get some interest from the Jacksonville Jaguars to compete with Blaine Gabbert, who is another quarterback who is not his coach's "guy."
It will be interesting to see where the Cardinals go from here to find a quarterback. Could they be interested in moving up in the draft to get Geno Smith, or do they like another QB who can be had in the second round?
It would be wise for them to take a look at Tyler Wilson. His draft stock took a huge hit after a bad year at Arkansas in 2012, but he is a tough, athletic kid who can throw the football.
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