Since second-year quarterback John Skelton has replaced the injured Kevin Kolb, the Arizona Cardinals have pulled off back-to-back wins. With Kolb, the Cardinals got off to a disappointing 1-6 start. What does this mean for the future of the Cardinals quarterback position?
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic has taken a wild guess and projected Skelton as the team’s starter for next week’s game against the 8-1, division leading San Francisco 49ers. Per Somers:
This victory gives the Cardinals the luxury of not rushing Kolb back on a sore toe. He hasn’t practiced in two weeks. And he wasn’t playing well when he was practicing. Just a guess, but I bet Skelton starts in San Francisco with Kolb as the backup. Then Kolb makes his return at starter the following week, in St. Louis.
If Skelton does get the start and upset the 49ers, head coach Ken Whisenhunt would really have no choice but to name Skelton the starter moving forward. Kolb has been a big disappointment since the trade that brought him to Arizona and Skelton has more than taken advantage of his opportunity to unseat Kolb as the starter.