GLENDALE AZ - DECEMBER 12: Quarterback John Skelton #19 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up before the NFL game against the Denver Broncos at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 12 2010 in Glendale Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
One such person is former Cardinals QB, Kurt Warner. He was on Arizona Sports 620 recently to talk about the decision that the Cardinals made to start Skelton and, to him, it seems like that was the right course of action.
"I can't say that I am surprised that [Skelton]'s going to be the starter," Warner said to Doug and Wolf. Warner complimented Skelton's big arm, pocket presence and ability to get Larry Fitzgerald the ball.
Skelton does have all of those things, but Warner still found himself in Kolb's camp. "I've been pulling for [Kolb] for a couple years to really get into the system and feel comfortable where he could really showcase his skills." It sounds as if Warner knows that Kolb has the ability to be a decent QB for the Cardinals, but that he just never found his rhythm.
What's odd is that Warner seems to have known all along that Skelton was going to be the guy. He noted that this was the only decision the team could rightfully make and that his teammates seem to compliment him better than they do with Kolb.
"At least [Skelton]'s got a track record with the guys in the locker room that he's played, he's made big plays and they've won and unfortunately [Kolb] never got to that point where he could really bring a strong resume to the table."
With time, maybe that can change.But for now, Skelton is the guy and the team seems content to ride with him. The good news for Skelton continues to roll in, as now it sounds like he has a Hall of Fame quarterback in his corner.