Share this story...
Latest News

Report: Whisenhunt tabs John Skelton as Arizona Cardinals starting QB

John Skelton will start at quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals’ season opener a week from Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.

At least, that’s what NFL Reporter and XM radio host Adam Caplan is reporting.

The quarterback competition between Kevin Kolb and Skelton has been one of the most-talked-about in the entire National Football League. But it’ll be Skelton, who threw for 131 yards and one touchdown against two interceptions in the preseason, who will guide the offense in the opener.

In Kolb’s absence last season, Skelton led the Cardinals to a 5-2 record as the starter. His success in 2011 may have helped him lock up the job this season.

Kolb completed 22-of-37 passes for 203 yards in four preseason games, and his quarterback rating (49.7) was slightly lower than Skelton’s (50.6).

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt is scheduled to speak at a press conference at 2:00 p.m. Arizona time Friday, and it will be covered live on Arizona Sports 620.