Ken Whisenhunt on Kevin Kolb: 'I want him to be our quarterback'

The quarterback competition thus far for the Arizona Cardinals has been close to 50/50 when it comes to the division of repetitions.

Kevin Kolb and John Skelton figure to carry their battle into training camp when the team will select its starter. Public perception is the Cardinals need Kolb to be the man considering the investment that was made in him.

That is the club’s perception too.

I'll be honest with you and say I obviously know how much we invested in Kevin,” Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said, according to “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 when he was in there playing, too.

“I think he's earned the right to compete for that spot.”

What Whisenhunt doesn’t point out is that Kolb was ineffective when he performed last season. He simply didn’t play well enough to nail down the job. Now, he’s got to prove himself and the job will not be dictated alone by the investment the team made in him – both in terms of the trade and the contract Kolb received. It's resfreshing when a coach like Whisenhunt comes clean in a situation like this.

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