Report: Cardinals willing to walk away from Kevin Kolb, QB could land with Browns
Or, of course, they might not sign Manning, leaving them with the same signal callers they finished last season with.
And while the Cards would undoubtedly talk about how much faith they have in both Kevin Kolb and John Skelton going forward, reports are circulating that the team is ready to part with last year's big investment after just one season.
According to Jason LaCanfora of NFL.com, the Cardinals are not ready to give the keys back to the 27-year-old QB just yet.
The reality is Arizona is willing to walk away from him at this point and isn't committed to him long-term, and anything short of a huge 2012 breakthrough won't change that. If he does begin next season as the starter, he won't be on a long leash, given how the team closed under John Skelton.
Kolb finished his initial injury-plagued season in the desert completing 57.7 percent of his passes for 1,955 yards and 9 touchdowns against 8 interceptions and 7 fumbles. He started just nine games -- finishing eight -- and did nothing to cement himself as the team's QB of the future.
That's not to say Kolb will never be a starting QB in the NFL -- for the Cardinals or anyone else -- because he's still young and has shown flashes.
And, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, the Cleveland Browns would likely have interest should the Cards cut ties with the former Eagle in the coming days.
Adding Kolb makes sense for the Browns, even though he doesn't provide the playmaking ability of RG3 or the same buzz as Flynn.
So, at least Kolb wouldn't be unemployed for long.
But, the Cardinals did make a significant investment in the player last summer, and may be hesitant to part with him unless they can get a guy like Manning.
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