Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt announced on Friday that John Skelton had beaten out Kevin Kolb for the Cardinals’ starting quarterback job for Week 1. While both players never really distanced themselves from the other during the competition, Whisenhunt had to choose one of them.
So while Skelton can now move forward and readying himself for the regular season opener, Kolb and $7 million salary is readying himself to hold a clip board. And according to Whisenhunt, Kolb is taking the thought of holding a clipboard “like a pro”.
“He took it like a pro. He was disappointed as you would expect for him to be,” Whisenhunt told NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano on Friday’s “NFL Total Access.” “He’s a competitive player, but he also know that he has to be ready. And in today’s NFL, the chances of your quarterback making it through the entire season are not that great. So, understandably, as anyone would be, he was disappointed, but he handled himself well.”
Seeing as though this isn’t Kolb’s first rodeo when it comes to being benched, we not surprised he took it like a pro. The man is basically a profession backup quarterback. A professional backup quarterback that makes $7 million, might we add.