After days of dancing around, the Arizona Cardinals have landed their man, Kevin Kolb. The Cardinals, who have badly needed a reliable arm, ever since Kurt Warner stepped away from the game, have finally sealed the deal, that will send Kevin Kolb, of the Philadelphia Eagles, to Arizona.
Kolb nabs a 5 year extension from the Cards, worth $63 Million. A shade over $22 Million guaranteed. Kolb should immediately flourish in the Arizona passing game, with super-star target, Larry Fitzgerlad to launch the ball to. Kolb seemed to be on the right track in Philly, but a concussion and the emergence of Michael Vick, sunk any ideas he had of being their starting QB. Nobody in the world is happier than Larry Fitzgerlad at this exact moment. I’m sure he’s sitting somewhere, right now, with a huge smile plastered all over his face. Fitz endured a less than able QB rotation since Warner hung up his cleats, and his numbers took a dip. With Kolb at the helm, The Cards must be hoping to get Fitz and their passing unit back on track.
Philly made out in this deal, getting Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a 2nd round draft pick in the deal. Cromartie will instantly upgrade the Eagles secondary, and a 2nd round draft pick could also provide and instant starter to their team.