According to Adam Caplan of thesidelineview.com and Clark Judge of CBSsports.com, sources have informed them that John Skelton will start for the Arizona Cardinals in week one. The Cardinals will take on the Seattle Seahawks September 9th to start the season.
Many had expected that Kevin Kolb would be the starter of the future when the Cardinals traded Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for the quarterback. John Skelton took advantage of a couple opportunities last year to win the starting job when Kolb was sidelined with injuries. Skelton won 5 of the 7 games he started in last year.
Skelton was almost a less glamorous Tebow. He won games by barely being a servicable quarterback. He had a mediocre completion percentage of 55 and a 68.9 quarterback rating. He threw for 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season.
Neither quarterback did much to distinguish one from the other and it was a heated position “battle” (using that term loosely). The Cardinals are the last team to name a starter. And their week one opponent has a under hyped defense and this could present itself as a trap game in a match up of divisional foes.
Kevin Kolb could win back the position with a poor performance by Skelton in those games and Skelton is in no way to be considered a lock to hold the position for the rest of the season.