He was hated in Arizona in the preseason, and was regularly blasted as being a bust of a quarterback (especially considering what the Cardinals gave up for him), and things got so bad that Kevin Kolb lost his starting role with the team. Instead, John Skelton got the start over Kolb and the writing seemed to be on the wall.
That was until Skelton went down with an injury late in the game and the Cardinals had to make nice with Kolb and hope for the best. Apparently it was a mutual feeling as Kolb came in and led a game winning touchdown drive to boost the Cardinals over the Seattle Seahawks 20-16 to begin their season.
Kolb came in and completed six passes for 66 yards and capped off his game saving drive with a 6 yard touchdown pass to Andre Roberts.
The Seahawks had a chance to come back in the final moments of the game, and Russell Wilson led them as far as he could — which was almost all the way. But Wilson tried to perform beyond his current talent threshold and over threw Braylon Edwards on a crucial fourth down with under 0:20 left in the game.
But the story will remain Kolb and his heroic antics which should back some of his critics off a bit. It’s unknown how long Skelton’s injury will keep him out, but Kolb’s story would come full circle if he uprooted an injured starting quarterback and became a star again in Arizona.