It's another day at Cardinals training camp and another day of speculation about the quarterback competition, right? Not so Tuesday.
Early Tuesday morning, ESPN NFL Insider, Adam Schefter tweeted that the Cardinals now have a favorite and that John Skelton will start the regular season opener against the Seahawks on September 9, 2012.
With that single tweet Schefter ended up on Sports Center, saying that a person inside the organization told him that Skelton is now the favorite and that the team is losing confidence in Kevin Kolb.
Just last summer, the Cardinals signed Kolb to a five-year, $63 million dollar contract with $21 million guaranteed, but just a year later and Kolb has fallen from grace.
Given Schefter's past accuracy with insider information, we may have to pay attention to this one.
But when I asked Cardinals Coach Ken Whisenhunt to comment on the report, he said he hadn't put much thought into it.
Whisenhunt said, "We're going to let the process play out," allowing both Kolb and Skelton to win the job through the entire pre-season.
Whisenhunt added that he doesn't put much stock in long shots or favorites.
If we look back to last season (2011) Kolb finished with a 2 - 6 record as a starter while Skelton finished the season with a 6 - 2 record.
So far this pre-season, neither has thrown a touchdown pass and Skelton has a 39.3 Quarterback rating while Kolb's QB rating is a rotten 0.0.
When pressed about the ESPN report, Whisenhunt told me that everyone wants an instant evaluation, but that's just not going to happen here.
He also added that he's not worried about the "source" inside the organization until Schefter is ready to name his "source" then he'll think about it.
It's always interesting when you're talking NFL, and it's even more fun when you have a quarterback competition on your hands.
To me, the bigger questions remains: are either worthy of being called a "starter" in the NFL, or are we simply watching a battle raging between two career back-ups?
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