When the Arizona Cardinals agreed to sign free agent quarterback Drew Stanton to a three-year deal and hand him a shot at competing for the starting gig, questions were raised about Kevin Kolb’s future with the Cardinals. It has long been speculated that Kolb could be released before his $2 million roster bonus is due on Saturday and there is an intriguing team that could be willing to scoop him up.
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily news, you should keep an eye on the New York Jets if Kolb hits the open market:
.@profootballtalk notes Kolb’s $2M roster bonus due Sat. As I mentioned yesterday,don’t be surprised if Kolb ultimately becomes Jets starter
— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) March 14, 2013
The fact that Kolb could become the Jets 2013 starter just highlights how awful the current quarterback situation is.
New York has been held hostage by below average quarterback play over the past few years and letting Kolb run the show would just be further example of the team accepting mediocrity or worse.
I feel for Jets fans.
Having rumors linking the team to Kolb cannot sit well with the team. When you have to go through a season that includes a back up quarterback/personal punt protector stealing the headlines and a butt fumble that rocked the world, the last thing you need is a castaway from Arizona that was unable to hold off John Skelton and Ryan Lindley for the starting gig.