|The Cardinals really dropped the ball when|
they gave an arm and a leg for Kevin Kolb.
Not only has his play been mediocre at best, but also one of the biggest knocks on him was that he was injury prone. Kolb missed last week with turf toe and he looks like he will miss at least another week with his injury. As a Jets fan, I know all too well that an injured quarterback is no good to your team.
Last week against the Rams, John Skelton stepped in for Kolb and had an impressive week. Last season, Arizona tried to convince the NFL that Skelton was a franchise quarterback, despite only giving him a chance at the starting job after two other quarterbacks failed. However, Skelton has looked as good if not better than Kolb in his one start. He had a quarterback rating of 85.7, did not turn the ball over and added almost 40 yards on the ground. Most importantly, he won the game, which gives him as many wins as Kolb has all season.
You might say that he did that against a porous Rams' defense, but this is the same defense that picked off Drew Brees twice and sacked him six times one week earlier. Brees had a quarterback rating of 73 and he did not manage to escape with a win like Skelton did. I am definitely not saying that Skelton is better than Brees, but it is something to note considering how much better he played than Brees with nowhere near as many offensive weapons.
While Skelton might not be better than Brees, there is a good chance he is better than the $60 million Kolb. If Skelton puts together another good game, especially if he comes away with another win, the Cardinals are going to have a sticky situation once Kolb is healthy. It could be two years in a row that Kolb loses his starting job to his backup after an injury and it will be interesting to see what happens with Kolb's career.