The Cardinals, with their shiny, new, high-priced quarterback, are going to feel a little queasy if they find themselves staring down the draft barrel at Andrew Luck next April.
This offseason, Arizona signed Kevin Kolb to a six-year, $65 million contract.
$21.5 million of that is guaranteed. The pending nausea over possibly having a shot at Luck after dropping all that dough on a guy who's only won one game was not.
With Larry Fitzgerald under contract through 2018, a rookie quarterback would immediately have a Pro-Bowl best friend, but it won't matter who takes the snaps in Arizona without more protection up front.
Still, if the Cardinals somehow fall all the way to first in the 2012 NFL Draft, it's more likely that they'll take Luck than trade the chance to pay him.