Cardinals open to 'opportunities to get better' at QB
The Arizona Cardinals envision an offseason competition at quarterback between Kevin Kolb and John Skelton for the starting job.
But if a certain quarterback who is pictured all over Lucas Oil Stadium, where the NFL Scouting Combine is being held, it might be a different story. A much different story.
Cardinals general manager Rod Graves and coach Ken Whisenhunt spoke earlier today and they both maintained the franchise is open to “opportunities to get better.” An upgrade at quarterback – a position that has been a serious issue since Kurt Warner retired – would be key.
But as Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic notes, this isn’t a new stance or a fresh approach to the position. It’s been the club’s common refrain and it’s why the Cardinals will be linked to Manning if he hits the open market and if he’s healthy enough to play.
Manning’s health is a serious question to consider and because of that, Somers says Arizona will pay Kolb the $7 million roster bonus he is due by March 17 because there is no way of knowing if Manning will be football ready by then, in a little more than three weeks.
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