Report: Cardinals will roll with John Skelton at QB

Trade for Kevin Kolb looking worse all the time Brad Biggs

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At this rate, it will go down as one of the worst trades in the NFL in a long time.

A long, long time.

The Arizona Cardinals not only packaged plenty to trade for quarterback Kevin Kolb, they paid him. Now, Kolb will be on the bench when the team opens the season on Sept. 9 by hosting the Seattle Seahawks. That is because Adam Caplan reports the team has chosen to go with third-year man John Skelton as the starter.

Neither player performed particularly well during preseason. Based on the investment in Kolb, you’d have to imagine he was afforded the benefit of the doubt. But that is no longer the case and now Skelton will be leading the Cardinals.

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