Kolb has completed just two passes so far this preseason, going 2-for-9 for 25 yards and an interception.
The big news, however, seems to be that even with word that Kolb will once again be getting the start, John Skelton is considered the favorite to land the starting quarterback job. Skelton started seven games for the Cardinals last season after Kolb was injured, completing 54.9 percent of his passes for 1,913 yards with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
The third-year quarterback out of Fordham has certainly looked better than Kolb in the two preseason games so far, yet still hasn't shown much of an ability to challenge defenses downfield. Considering that the players themselves prefer Skelton over Kolb, it seems that this is certainly the logical choice for the Cardinals.
The Arizona Cardinals suffered what could've been a serious blow in Sunday night's Hall of Fame game against the New Orleans Saints when quarterback Kevin Kolb hit the deck with an injury. Luckily for Arizona, the injury is just a rib contusion, which isn't serious.
This is just the first preseason game and if Kolb is healthy, he is going to put up a fight. Skelton was scheduled to start the next game with the first unit anyhow, so Kolb could potentially come in with the second team and shine. Skelton has shown issues with accuracy and decision making as well, so he will need to continue to show consistency to maintain the lead.
The position battle continues with the Cardinals traveling to Kansas City to practice with the Chiefs this week before Friday's game.
One of the biggest questions the Arizona Cardinals will need to answer heading into the 2012 season is who their starting quarterback will be. Kevin Kolb and John Skelton split time last year, with both QBs experiencing mixed results. As Cardinals training camp kicks off, the rest of the team may already be playing favorites.
Root surmises that the current climate in the locker room could be due to Skelton being perceived as a more "winning" quarterback based on last year's results. There is still plenty of time before the season begins for one of the two QBs to emerge as the clear choice to start the lion's share of the games in 2012. Undoubtedly, both Skelton and Kolb will do their best over the next few months to make a case for themselves.