ESPN analyst: Skelton has outplayed Kolb at every turn
As Kevin Kolb and John Skelton continue to battle it out this preseason for the starting quarterback duties for the Arizona Cardinals, one ESPN football analyst believes Skelton has the edge.
Brock Huard with 710 ESPN in Seattle told Arizona Sports 620's Burns and Gambo Friday the Cardinals pursuit of Peyton Manning's services proved the team's willingness to change directions at the quarterback position, no matter how costly.
"Arizona clearly showed they'd be willing to eat a lot of Kevin Kolb money and pay Peyton Manning on top of it," Huard told Arizona Sports 620's Burns and Gambo Friday.
In Arizona, Kolb was deemed the frontrunner to win the quarterback job. Still, he's been unable to prove to this point he can stay on the field and be a productive and reliable leader of this Cardinals offense.
As Kolb has sputtered, Skelton continues to open eyes and minds to the proposition of him taking over as the team's starter permanently.
"[The Cardinals] gave Kevin Kolb a boatload of money and yet John Skelton has seemingly outplayed him at every turn," Huard said.
While Kolb has his fair share of doubters, it is far too early in this quarterback competition to crown the winner. But, the door is open for Skelton to end the discussion -- that is, if he can prove himself once and for all.
"It's going to be which of these quarterbacks can take the next step," Huard explained. "Can John Skelton do it? Can John Skelton, who flashes some very good talent, do it consistently?"
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