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Money Should not Be a Factor in Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Search

February 1st, 2013 at 5:11 AM
By Steve Smith

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The Arizona Cardinals need a quarterback.


Is Kevin Kolb the answer in 2013? He was the best of a very mediocre lot last season but missed the last 10 games with rib and chest injuries. Can he be counted on to remain healthy and productive? It's a fair question.

Will the Red Birds trade for a new signal-caller or grab one early in the NFL Draft in April? Time will tell but according to Team President Michael Bidwill  money should not be an issue in securing one.

“The goal is focusing on winning and using our collective judgment and making team decisions about what’s best for the Arizona Cardinals,” Bidwill told during a visit yesterday to the Super Bowl Media Center in New Orleans.

Of course there is a salary cap to deal with – Kolb is due a $2 million bonus if he’s on Arizona's roster in March and is scheduled to make $9 million if he is playing for the Cards in 2013. 

It should be interesting to see what direction the Cardinals and head coach Bruce Arians go. It's good to know though that money should not be factor moving forward.

Lessons to be learned

Bidwill also stated that the Ravens and the 49ers have certainly shown other NFL teams what their secret to success is.

"“These two teams have done a great job of drafting,” Bidwill told “You look at these teams, they have balanced offenses and great defenses. Their quarterbacks played very well. Just because they are in the Super Bowl, they are some of the elite quarterbacks. But you look around the league, the traditionally elite quarterbacks aren’t in the game. What that tells me is you can get to the Super Bowl and win a Super Bowl with a young quarterback, with a quarterback that wasn’t necessarily drafted first overall or a top 10 pick. But if you have a good coaching staff, a balanced offense and a strong defense, you can get to a Super Bowl.” 

A true recipe for success. One the Cardinals hope to emulate.




Tags: Arizona, Arizona Cardinals, Bruce Arians, Football, Kevin Kolb, Michael Bidwill, NFL

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