A Duo in the Desert: The Arizona Cardinals Should Trade for Kevin Kolb
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Kevin Kolb is on the verge of going back to his old position on the Philadelphia Eagles, backup QB.
Kolb suffered a concussion to the monstrous Clay Matthews and was out for Week 2 in favor of Michael Vick. Vick made his first start since 2006 after serving his prison sentence for dog fighting.
There is no telling if Kolb will be traded, all we know is that the Cleveland Browns have contacted the Eagles about Kolb's availability.
Just imagine Kevin Kolb going to the Arizona Cardinals. His new weapon would be Larry Fitzgerald, backed by superb receivers like Steve Breaston and the injured Early Doucet.
Here is a look at what Kolb could do behind center for the birds.
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Kevin Kolb would be making the change in primary receiver from the speed demon, DeSean Jackson, to the elite wide out, Larry Fitzgerald.
That would not be a bad change because they are both Pro Bowlers in their prime.
All Larry Fitzgerald needs is a quarterback with the skills to deliver him the ball right when he needs it, and with Kolb, that matchup could be a nightmare for opposing defenders.
Steve Breaston has been silently etching out the number two spot as a wideout for the Cardinals. Combine his speed with his great awareness and you have a another great hookup through the air.
Kolb currently has an elite tight end in Brent Celek and would be virtually moving over to a no-name with Ben Patrick. He can make his catches, but if defended well and off time he is not the best option on the field.
Beanie Wells and Tim Hightower both can catch screen passes, with Beanie as the favorite. With a young, strong, active running back like Beanie, both the rush and pass are always effective. With Hightower, it's a little more questionable, though effective.
What It Would Take To Land Kolb
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Landing Kolb would most likely take several players, including some draft picks.
There is no telling what the Eagles would want in exchange for the now backup QB. The Eagles would most likely be looking to build their future off of the back field and increasing their receiver options.
The Cardinals do not want to waste their draft picks focusing on finding a new quarterback. Instead they would like to invest their time in developing depth at the wide receiver position. In turn, giving whoever lands at QB for the Cardinals weapons while looking to the air.
The Cardinals do not want to end up with an NFL bust as they did when they took a chance on the Heisman-winning Matt Leinart.
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Kevin Kolb is facing a tough situation. There is no telling if he will be a starter or backup the infamous Michael Vick. According to Andy Reid, Vick will start Week 3 vs the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Also, not only is Arizona a potential landing spot for Kolb, there are several other potential destinations including Cleveland, Buffalo, San Francisco, and Seattle.
The opportunity in Arizona is a great one. With Kurt Warner leaving, Arizona was used to winning and having a dominant offense. Kolb could fill in for Warner with his knowledge on the field combined with his athleticism to get the ball through the air.