Kevin Kolb to Arizona Done After Months of Speculation

Posted by Brad On July – 28 – 2011

We can all stop speculating on Kevin Kolb’s eventual landing spot.  With no football action for over four months the only thing we could talk about was where Kevin Kolb would land once football began?  Well that question has been answered and it where we all thought he would land.

Officially, Kevin Kolb has been traded to the Arizona Cardinals for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.  The Cardinals have given Kolb a five-year extension for $63 million with $20 million guaranteed.

Kolb’s has produced 2,082 yards, 11 TD’s, and 14 INT’s in 19 games.  These numbers don’t inspire the ground swell that has occurred over the last several months.  But if you are faced with the option of Max Hall or John Skelton, I guess you get enamored with an 11/14, TD/INT ratio.

Kolb does have upside and has shown the ability to move the offense if given the opportunity.  Unfortunately for him he has been stuck behind Donovan McNabb and eventually Mike Vick for his four year career.

Time will tell on whether Kolb can be Matt Schaub or Jay Feely.  But Philly has a knack for turning backup QB’s into high draft picks.  From a Philly standpoint you run with this deal and never look back.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has amassed 136 tackles, 13 INT’s, and 3 forced fumbles in his 3-year career.   Cromartie will never be mistaken for Antoine Winfield as a tackler at the CB spot but is a ball hawk.  He was exposed last season but so was the rest of the Cardinal team.  He could be a Pro Bowler in Philly and learn under one of the best cover guys in the league in Asante Samuel.

In case it wasn’t blatantly obvious from my strong overtones in this article, I think Philly got a steal in this deal but it is one that Arizona had to make given their QB situation.