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Cardinals Face Decision Regarding Kevin Kolb’s Roster Bonus?

 

Kent Somer of the Arizona Republic takes a look at what would have to happen for the Cardinals to land Peyton Manning.

The first and most obvious step would be that Manning proves he’s healthy enough to play next season. Then the Colts would have to release Manning instead of paying his ridiculous $28 million option. Finally, the Cardinals would have to pass on Kevin Kolb‘s $7 million roster bonus which is due on March 17.

A number of things must fall into place before Arizona can be seen as a real option for Manning. Even if he’s healthy and Colts release him, there figures to be a number of teams with interest in signing him. Arizona would be forced to make a serious decision about Kolb’s future despite only playing one season for them. Draft picks, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and the money that they’ve paid Kolb should all be viewed as a sunk cost at this point. If Manning actually does become available they’ll have to strongly consider upgrading the position. At least they would have John Skelton to fall back which may not be that when you consider that he racked up more wins than Kolb did this season.

 

 

  • Vince Mistico

    I love the idea! But I would Really like to see us make a big push for Mario Williams and Brandon Lloyd or another skilled WR. That would allow us to really focus on an OT in our 1st pick and since we waisted our 2nd in part of that trade with Kolb, allow us to use 3rd for another OT prospoect. I think Either Lloyd or even Wayne form Indy would be great for a year or 2. Who knows, If we could get Manning, maybe Jeff Saturday and Reggie Wayne would follow. Imagine that group with what we currently have and a Mario Williams…..and a Brandon Llyod!!! Watch out!!

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      The Cardinals top priority will be to address Calais Campbell who could take up a good portion of their cap space depending on what they choose to do with him. Mario Williams would be an incredible addition to the team’s defense but they would most likely have to choose between Campbell and Williams.

      I like the idea of adding Brandon Lloyd because he won’t require a huge contract and could be a great compliment to Larry next season. Wayne could be an option too.

      Offensive tackle is by far their biggest need. There really aren’t any good options in the free agent market so getting someone in the draft is imperative but you’ve already said that much.

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