| Sports |

Morning Poll -- Kevin Kolb to be Arizona Cardinals New QB: Yay or Nay?

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

The Arizona Cardinals made it official: untested quarterback Kevin Kolb will be the team's new quarterback.

The pick, however, is not necessarily a popular one.

Kolb reportedly has agreed to a five-year deal worth up to $63 million, with about $20 million in guarantees. In exchange for Kolb, the Cardinals have sent Pro Bowl cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Last season, Kolb completed 115 of 189 passes for a total of 1,197 yards in five games played. He also threw seven interceptions, which led to a passer rating of 76.1.

Arizona Republic sports columnist Paola Boivin penned a column for the paper's website this morning saying the Cards have "bet big" on the untested Kolb.

From Boivin's column

The Cardinals made Kevin Kolb, who has only seven career starts, an extremely rich man Thursday because quarterbacks are one of the most prized commodities in professional sports. A team's chances for a Super Bowl title increase exponentially with the talents of its signal caller.

Many will call the move crazy. I call it necessary.

We want to know what you think: are you happy with the deal made to get Kolb?

Cast your vote below.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.