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So unless you have been living under a rock for the entire NFL lockout, and it was boring so we wouldn’t blame you, you would know that it was almost written in stone that Kevin Kolb was destined to be a Cardinal.
The Cardinals traded a second round pick, and a very good young corner back in Dominique Roders-Cromartie to the Eagles in exchange for their new franchise quarterback. Once officially traded, the Cardinals took no time to extend Kolb’s contract to tune of five-years and $63.5 million. Including $21.5 million guaranteed, so it is obvious that the Cardinals expect big things from Kolb.
You should expect reasonable things from Kolb too. There is a lot more negativity surrounding Kolb than there is optimism. We understand that Kolb hasn’t had that much success in his very short career but it is just that – short.
Kolb at least has had the privilege of being under Andy Reid’s tutelage. Know what other quarterback learned from Andy Reid? Brett Favre. Reid has also made Donovan McNabb look like an elite quarterback and has done wonders with Michael Vick. So we trust that Kolb is as prepared to play quarterback in the NFL as he ever could.
Did we also mention that, despite their woes on offense, the Cardinals had the 11th most pass attempts in 2011. Kolb will get his chance to shine in 2011. For now, it is too soon to call Kolb anything more than a backup on regular fantasy team. In a two quarterback league however, if paired with a consistent QB, Kolb could be a very strong addition to your team.