NFL's Potential Quarterback Battles

Arizona Cardinals
Text: Clifton Brown, Sporting News
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Arizona Cardinals

Kevin Kolb vs. John Skelton

An offseason of intriguing player movement has left many teams uncertain about their starting quarterback. With organized team activities and training camps still to come, here are seven quarterback battles that must be settled between now and NFL Week 1:

Overview: Being paid like a franchise quarterback has not helped Kolb perform like one. Durability and consistency remain issues. The Cardinals were 3-6 when Kolb started last season; they were 5-2 when Skelton did. With a full season to immerse himself in the Cardinals' offense, the time has come for Kolb to take charge, if he is ever going to.

Prediction: Kolb will win the job, but the key is to play better and stay healthy once the season starts. The Cardinals drafted wide receiver Michael Floyd to pair with Larry Fitzgerald. For Kolb, there are no more excuses.


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