What a completely un-shocking headline that is. According to ESPN's John Clayton, the Arizona Cardinals have lost their confidence that Kevin Kolb can lead them to where they want to go and, according to reports, they are "desperate" to land Peyton Manning.
As it turns out, the Cardinals, according to sources, have lost confidence in Kolb and are desperate to get Manning. If they don't get him, they can spend the offseason working with Kolb. If the Cards do get Manning, they would let Kolb go.
The Cardinals payed a lot of money to get Kolb, who came Glendale as a fairly inexperienced quarterback, and hoped that he would be the answer to the "who will replace Kurt Warner" question. However, after Kolb only played in nine games, throwing for 1,955 yards, nine touchdowns and eight interception for a quarterback rating of 81.1.
Manning is reportedly visiting Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt Saturday night where the coach will undoubtedly try to convince the future hall of famer to wear Cardinal Red in 2012. As for the team's lack of confidence in Kolb, nobody should be surprised by that. If the team is going to release him, though, it would need to be before March 17, when they are going to owe him a $7 million roster bonus.