Updated Nov 2, 2011 - 2:04 pm
In ranking QBs, Kevin Kolb is near the bottom
However, in a season that has been highlighted by incredible offensive displays and quality QB play, Kolb's struggles put him near the bottom of the NFL.
At least, that's how Sports Illustrate's Jim Trotter feels, as he ranked Kolb 24th...out of 32 signal callers.
The big trade that brought him from Philadelphia has produced only one win. Kolb has been uncomfortable and uncertain in the new offense, which requires him to hold the ball longer than he did in the Eagles' West Coast system. He also tended to lock onto Larry Fitzgerald for much of the first month. His development could be hindered by the case of turf toe he suffered last week.
Kolb is ranked ahead of Sam Bradford, Tarvaris Jackson, Blaine Gabbert, Curtis Painter, Matt Moore, the Redskins' duo, Tim Tebow and Carson Palmer, but sits behind Colt McCoy, Joe Flacco and Christian Ponder.
Yeah, that's probably not the group the Cardinals figured Kolb would be in when they traded Dominique Rodgers- Cromartie and a 2nd round draft pick for the former Eagles backup.
As Trotter notes, though, much of Kolb's problems stem from being uncomfortable with the offense, something that is understandable given how little time the QB has spent in it. However, when rookies like Cam Newton and Andy Dalton are experience success, it does give reason for pause.
- Arizona Cardinals begin camp with confidence and optimism
- Arizona Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu takes another step closer to returning to the field
- Cardinals ILB Kevin Minter on trying to replace Karlos Dansby: 'It's going to be like college again'
- Carson Palmer: Arizona Cardinals need to run the football to win in the NFC West
- Carson Palmer: Arizona Cardinals are 'completely different team' from last year
- Kent Somers- AZCentral Sports - Friday July 25AZCentral Sports Cardinals beat writer Kent Somers discusses some of the challenges facing the Cardi
- Kevin Minter-Cardinals linebacker - Friday July 25Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kevin Minter discusses his new role this upcoming season.
- Bickley Blast - Friday July 25The Cardinals kick off training camp with high expectations.
- Impromptu Power Poll - Friday July 25What are the top 5 position battles for the AZ Cardinals heading into training camp?
- Carson Palmer, AZ Cardinals QB - Friday July 25Cardinals QB Carson Palmer describes the key to this offense winning games.