It was never going to be another season for Kevin Kolb with the Arizona Cardinals, seeing his huge contract and his abysmal contribution last season for the team, going 6-8 as a starter since joining the team. The New York Jets don’t really know what to do with their quarterback situation, so might add Kolb just to make things a little more interesting.
As of now, Mark Sanchez seems to be the man, still, if possibly only for his contract, giving him $8.25 million for next season. David Garrard was also signed for $1.1 million, adding to the mix of Greg McElroy and Tim Tebow, who is still with the Jets despite everyone saying he’s going to be released very soon.
Kolb was going to make $11 million in 2013 unless he was released, and going by the Jets’ situation – not having too much cap space and really looking to pay big for any free agent coming their way, instead hoping to stock up on draft picks for the next couple of years (no one is thinking playoffs in 2013, so it seems), Kolb isn’t going to be paid too much so he can be a backup or even as one the guys in the mix to compete for the starting position – not even close to what he was going to be paid by the Cardinals, who wasted too much money on him already.
Kolb has a 9-12 career record as a starter, with 28 touchdowns, 25 interceptions and a 78.9 passer rating. That definitely means he’s worth something to a team in need of a backup or a bit better competition for the position, and if Matt Cassel can get a job after last season, Kolb can certainly can, but it’ll be about swallowing his pride and taking a huge pay cut from what he should have been paid if he’s going to make it a five-QB race in New York.