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first_img Top Stories Kolb finished his initial injury-plagued season in thedesert completing 57.7 percent of his passes for 1,955yards and 9 touchdowns against 8 interceptions and 7fumbles. He started just nine games — finishing eight —and did nothing to cement himself as the team’s QB of thefuture. That’s not to say Kolb will never be a starting QB in theNFL — for the Cardinals or anyone else — because he’sstill young and has shown flashes. And, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, theCleveland Browns would likely have interest should theCards cut ties with the former Eagle in the coming days.Adding Kolb makes sense for the Browns, even though hedoesn’t provide the playmaking ability of RG3 or the samebuzz as Flynn. According to Jason LaCanfora ofNFL.com, the Cardinals are not ready to give the keysback to the 27-year-old QB just yet.The reality is Arizona is willing to walk away from him atthis point and isn’t committed to him long-term, andanything short of a huge 2012 breakthrough won’t changethat. If he does begin next season as the starter, hewon’t be on a long leash, given how the team closed underJohn Skelton. The Arizona Cardinals might sign Peyton Manning in thenext week, giving the team the elite starting QB it haslacked since Kurt Warner retired three years ago. Or, of course, they might not sign Manning, leaving themwith the same signal callers they finished last seasonwith.And while the Cards would undoubtedly talk about how muchfaith they have in both Kevin Kolb and John Skelton goingforward, reports are circulating that the team is ready topart with last year’s big investment after just oneseason. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke So, at least Kolb wouldn’t be unemployed for long. Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ But, the Cardinals did make a significant investment inthe player last summer, and may be hesitant to partwith him unless they can get a guy like Manning. last_img

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