“He’s not going anywhere,” writes Somers. “The Cardinals traded away too much (cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, second-round pick in 2012) and committed to a five-year contract worth as much as $63 million. Kolb has missed six starts and most of a seventh game this season due to injury, but the Cardinals are too deep in this relationship to sever it after one year. And just as important, who takes over if Kolb is gone?”
Even with the productive play from John Skelton there’s no way the Cardinals would be willing to admit that the trade for Kolb was a failure. You don’t trade away the assets that they did and give up on the guy following one disappointing season. If Kolb’s struggles carry over into next year that may change their approach but at this point it’s safe to say that Kolb will be under center for the Cardinals next season.