All the back and forth, is it or isn't it, has ended. The Arizona Cardinals Football Club announced the trade of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for quarterback Kevin Kolb. The Philadelphia Eagles also get Arizona's second round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft in the deal.
The official team release does not include details of the new Kolb reportedly signed with the Cardinals that will pay him $63 million ($21 million guaranteed) over five years.
From the press release:
The 26-year old Kolb (6-3, 218) spent all four of his previous NFL seasons with the Eagles who selected him in the second-round of the 2007 NFL Draft (36th overall) out of Houston. During his time in Philadelphia, the Stephenville, TX native played in 19 games with seven starts and threw for 2,082 yards on 194 completions with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. In his seven career starts, Kolb completed 61.9% of his passes (148-239), threw for 300-plus yards in three of them, and had a passer rating of 81.2.
Kolb began last season the season as the Eagles starter and appeared in a total of seven games with five starts. Kolb earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors in the Eagles week six victory against Atlanta when he set career highs in completion percentage (79.3%), passer rating (133.6) and touchdown passes (three). Kolb finished the season with a career high 1,197 yards and seven touchdowns.
In 2009, Kolb became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300+ yards in each of his first two career starts as he passed for 391 yards against the Saints (September 20) and for 327 yards against the Chiefs (September 27). In his second start against Kansas City, Kolb earner NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after completing 24 of 34 passes (70.6%) for 327 yards, two passing touchdowns, a rushing touchdown and a passer rating of 120.6.