The lockout might be on, but that apparently isn't stopping the Arizona Cardinals from trying to fill its greatest roster hole, quarterback. Reports out of Philly suggest that the Cardinals are the most aggressive suitor in pursuit of Eagles' superfluous QB, Kevin Kolb. Hopefully, the report is accurate because Kolb would be a far better option for the Cardinals than a rookie.
We've seen how important it is to have quality talent taking snaps, and while he might deny it, Larry Fitzgerald most certainly wants to know the guy throwing him the ball has the ability to throw him the ball at the NFL level. So, while all of our attention has been focused on the NFL draft and guys like Cam Newton and Blaine Gabbert, the Cardinals front office has been knocking on the Eagles' door and begging to take Kolb off their hands.
Here's the report from the City of Brotherly Love:
Report: Arizona Cardinals Showing The Most Interest In Kevin Kolb - SB Nation Philly
One of those teams appears to be the Arizona Cardinals according to Comcast Sportsnet's Derrick Gunn, who cites a source who says that the Arizona Cardinals have shown the most interest in Kolb. The source however, did not confirm or deny whether the Cards had offered a first round pick. Arizona currently holds the #5 overall pick in this years' draft, which would seem a like a bit much for a straight up swap for Kolb.
Is the fifth overall pick too much to give up for Kolb? Not if you think he can lead the team now.
The Cardinals, despite their five-win 2010 season, aren't a team in rebuilding mode. They need to win now and they need to get a QB on the field who can play. While some of the rookies might have higher upside, they are projects and as we well know, they are all a gamble.