Heading into Cardinals training camp in just a few short weeks, the quarterback question still hangs over the head of the organization.
It was not supposed to be like this. When Arizona shelled out top dollar for Kevin Kolb, he was projected to be the answer at the position into the future; but unfortunately it has just created more questions for coach Ken Whisenhunt.
When Kolb went down last season with an injury, quarterback John Skelton stepped in admirably, leading the team to a better win-loss record than Kolb was able to. It is no secret everyone loves a winner, and in Arizona that is no different. The public opinion favors Skelton, with the fans even booing Kolb at the Cardinals' Fan Fest.
Common sense would dictate that since the franchise is so heavily invested in Kolb, he will be the starting quarterback. But according to Whisenhunt, that may not be the case. "I don't look at a player and think what he's making or what you did to get him here," he stated through Arizona Republic. "I look at them based on what kind of plays they're making."
"I obviously know how much we invested in Kevin. I want Kevin to be successful. I want him to be our quarterback, but I'm not going to ignore the fact that John Skelton worked pretty hard and did a good job in there when he was playing, too. He's earned the right to compete for that spot."