Our Options

Whenever I see a team is willing to deal a QB, or let him go to FA almost every time the Arizona Cardinals are listed as one of the teams interested. And these are the players I'm going to talk about:

Kevin Kolb, Donovan McNabb, Marc Bulger, Kyle Orton, Vince Young, and Carson Palmer. Oh and John Skelton!

Kevin Kolb:

I have a very strong opinion when it comes to this guy, and don't understand why everybody is so big on him. His #'s are mediocre, his game is the check down, and cant put anything on his throws. To me he is much like Matt Leinart and has a similar style of play. People also don't realize that it is going to cost us a First round draft pick if we wanted him (Something we shouldn't give up for a player who hasnt even proven his can 1. withstand a pro season, and 2. have success). I just think he is over priced and over valued.


Donovan McNabb:

The only way McNabb becomes a fit into our offense is if we become a successful run first football team (something I don't see Whiz doing) (He should). In McNabb's career he has a 59.0 Comp %, and only passed for 20+ TDs 5/12 years. I don't see how he fits in our offense other then if he has a big WR he gets him the ball. He isn't accurate, and doesn't make quick decisions something vital to our success. I live in the D.C. area and his expectations were through the roof when the Skins landed him. I watch him play (when the Cards aren't) and he isn't very consistent and is terrible on 3rd downs (sound familiar?). On another note: A team like the Vikings would be a perfect fit for him.


Marc Bulger:

Another guy everybody in AZ is crazy about. I hate to break it to everybody but he isn't the next Kurt Warner. (No body is) I think he still has a little something left in his tank, but he has played one full season in his career. He also hasn't played well in the past 4 years (06 was his last good year). He is a risk health wise, and you don't know what your going to get.


Kyle Orton:

I think he is the best fit for our offense, because he is used to playing with a bad O line and has posted the best stats with a bad O line. But the thing that kills me about Orton is that sometimes his decisions are just totally stupid, or he just doesnt have the arm he thinks he has. Another thing about him, he isn't a winner I would much rather have  QB who gets the W, rather then put up #'s and get the L. Orton is another gamble that I don't  think is worth us taking, especially if the Broncos get to name there price.


Vince Young:

Not much to say here. He is a winner, and thats the most i can say about him. I don't think Fitzgerald will see the ball on a consistent basis, and the only way VY would fit in our O (again) is if we became a successful run first team. He is another major risk not worth taking.


Carson Palmer:

Another USC boy in AZ? nope, I don't see the Bengals letting him go. If they did I think he would be another good fit, but can he return to pro-bowl form? Can he stay consistent and not turn the ball over? He won the division last year, and this year with practically the same team (maybe even better) he has won 4 games. But i feel like he has proven the most out of all of the options.


John Skelton: 

Has the physical tools to be an exceptional QB in the league. He (as of right now) doesn't put points on the board, or convert 3rd downs very often, but as a starter has gotten us wins when it mattered. I don't think we should trade away our first or second  round pick to replace him. I dont see why he isnt given the chance to start next season. Im hoping he works his ass off this offseason and returns a more complete QB. I also think we should trade down (Unless we plan to trade up for Andrew luck (**I WISH**) or draft A.J. Green, which we wont) and try to get 2 First rounders and snag a QB with our lower one just incase Skelton becomes complacent.  <--- I think its our best option.


Don't get me wrong all the guys above me are great QBs but they also have a large risk that comes with them, and their big contract.  I know a lot of you guys are going to disagree with my thoughts on each of the QBs listed above, but let me know what you guys think our best option is via the poll or post, which ever you prefer.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Revenge of the Birds' (ROTB) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of ROTB's editors.</em>

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