It feels like we’ve heard from everyone about the Kevin Kolb to the Arizona Cardinals rumors over the last four months. While it’s nice to know what NFL analysts think and hear the coach speak from Ken Whisenhunt and Andy Reid in regards to the quarterback position, it’s even better to get it straight from the
horse’s signal caller’s mouth.
As a guest on the nationally syndicated Dan Patrick Show, Kevin Kolb revealed that it’s not just the Cards who are interested in seeing him in the desert, he’s actually thought about the possibility a lot himself.
“I hope,” Kolb said about being with the Cardinals. “Arizona would be a great place. I’ve obviously envisioned myself there.”
It’s no surprise that Kolb has thought about what it would be to wear the No. 4 in Cardinal red, but hearing him admit that Arizona would be a ‘great place’ to live is music to some fans ears (although it’s probably poison to those fans who think the young quarterback will be a bust).
Kolb won’t have much say in where the Eagles trade him. What he will have control over is if he re-signs with his new club at the end of the 2011 season.
If the Cardinals really want the four-year veteran as their starter, his willingness to sign a contract extension will be just as important, if not more so, than what Philadelphia is asking for in exchange for him.
After Kolb’s comments, a contract extension doesn’t seem like it would be an issue. That is unless when he envisioned himself in the Valley it was during the 100 degree summers rather than the 70 degree winters. That might change things a bit.