NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Might there soon be another dog in the fight for the Jets’ starting quarterback job?
It appears that one might be there for the taking.
The Cardinals are expected to release quarterback Kevin Kolb, and if they do general manager John Idzik will consider signing him, a league source told ESPN.com.
The addition wouldn’t be completely random, as there’s some history involved.
Kolb played under Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg from 2007-2010 as a member of the Eagles, and it would be logical for the two to reunite. Kolb is familiar with Mornhinweg’s system and the new Jets OC knows the ins and outs of the seven-year veteran.
Whether the two parties have any interest in a second go-round is anybody’s guess at this time.
Kolb is set to receive a $2 million roster bonus if he’s still on Arizona’s roster by Saturday, and he currently has a $9 million base salary. The 28-year-old, who was traded to the Cards in 2011, was beat out by John Skelton for the starting job ahead of the 2012 season. He was injury-riddled throughout the campaign and only appeared in six games, completing 109 of 183 passes for 1,169 yards. He threw eight touchdowns to three interceptions — in addition to a rushing touchdown — and fumbled the ball twice.
Mark Sanchez, David Garrard, Greg McElroy, Tim Tebow and Matt Simms are the current quarterbacks under contract on the Jets’ roster. New York signed Garrard to a one-year deal on Monday.
Tebow is expected to be traded or released prior to the start of the season.
Since entering the league in 2007, Kolb has never played in more than nine games in a season. For his career he owns a 9-12 record as a starter, tossing 28 touchdowns to 25 interceptions and posting a 78.9 passer rating.
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