It took about 45 seconds for Kevin Kolb‘s preseason to barrel off the rails, but the Arizona Cardinals haven’t given up on the man previously hailed as their franchise quarterback. Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed to KGME-AM on Saturday that Kolb will start in the team’s third preseason game, Friday against the Oakland Raiders.
The Cardinals planned all along to flip starts between Kolb and John Skelton. Whoever starts the season as the No. 1 quarterback likely will be replaced at some point, but Kolb presents a unique dilemma. You either start Kolb to justify the expensive trade that brought him to Arizona, or you bench him and wonder what could have been .