Kevin Kolb was one of the biggest and most highly criticized acquisitions of the offseason, and the Arizona Cardinals put their faith in him for a long time. Kolb signed a five-year, $63 million contract to become the starter and successor to legend Kurt Warner.
This weekend, Kolb had his first regular season start as a Cardinal and the team beat the Carolina Panthers 28-21. Kolb gave the team an actual quarterback—not a fill-in like Derek Anderson or Max Hall—and a trusted head of the offense.
Read on for an analysis of Kolb's first start and an overall grade on how he performed.