It was expected that the Arizona Cardinals would see some decline in production from the quarterback position in 2010 after the retirement of Kurt Warner. However, the bottom essentially fell out from under the Cardinals as they finished last in the NFC West with a 5-11 record (believe it or not, that was just two games behind division-winner Seattle).
As the Cardinals decide what to do at quarterback in 2011, the front office is seeking the input of the person who will catch the passes thrown by the quarterback in All-Pro wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. The poor play at the quarterback position overshadowed Fitzgerald's 90 catches for 1,137 yards and six touchdowns in 2010.
If Fitzgerald has his way, he told the Cardinals that his "first recommendation" would be Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb, according to a tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Fans agree with Fitzgerald. On the Arizona Republic's website, a poll was conducted asking fans who they want to be the starting quarterback in 2011 and Kolb won the vote.
If the Eagles do entertain the notion of trading Kolb, this would certainly give general manager Howie Roseman some extra ammo as well as prove that Kolb is viewed by other NFL teams as a starting quarterback.
The only issue is that until the Collective Bargaining Agreement is resolved, players cannot be traded. Kolb is signed through the 2011 season. He has voiced his desire to be a starter whether it's in Philadelphia or elsewhere.
Kolb entered the 2010 season as the starting quarterback, but was injured in the season opener and Michael Vick stepped in and played brilliantly. Last season, Kolb did start five games and completed 60.8 percent of his passes for 1,197 yards with seven touchdowns against seven interceptions. He won two of three starts for an injured Vick early in the season.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 12:05 p.m., February 6