Cardinals name Kevin Kolb starter against Saints in H.O.F. game


The Arizona Cardinals may have made an early indication as to whom they could expect to start at quarterback this season, naming Kevin Kolb as the teams starter in this Sunday’s Hall of Fame game against the New Orleans Saints.

Kolb was signed by the Cardinals in the off-season last year to be the teams starter, but no off-season, thanks to the lockout, and injury problems caused him to miss seven total games and play in a less than desirable manner.

In nine starts, Kolb completed only 57% of his passes for 1,955 yards and nine touchdowns.

Backup John Skelton stepped in for Kolb during his time missed with injury, and by all accounts played better than his predecessor in limited action.

Skelton started seven games and passed for 1,913 yards and eleven touchdowns, but more importantly went 5-2 over his seven starts — hence the quarterback controversy.

Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenthunt declared the competition between Kolb and Skelton open this off-season, making the starting job available to the best man under center.

So far indications are that it will be Kolb’s job to lose, starting Sunday against the Saints improved defense.