Posted February 24, 2012

Report: Cardinals Remain Open To Pursuing Peyton Manning

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Kevin Kolb is currently the quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals, but the Cards’ front office is doing little to quell the rumors that Peyton Manning remains a possibility for next season.

“We’re about opportunities to get better,” Arizona GM Rod Graves said today, according to CBS. “Everyone out there associated with our team understands that this is a competitive game, and we’re all looking to get better. So if those opportunities present themselves, so be it. Otherwise we’ve got an outstanding group of quarterbacks right now.”

Kolb went 3-6 last season as the Cardinals’ starter — he threw for 1,955 yards, nine touchdowns and interceptions but was shut down late in the season with an injury. John Skelton stepped in for Kolb and won five of the Cards’ last seven games. Both Kolb and Skelton remain under contract.

“We believe we can win with those quarterbacks,” Graves said. “We’re preparing as if they’re going to be the group we’re working with, and we’ll see what other opportunities present themselves if that happens.”

Kolb, like Manning, is due a hefty bonus from his current team in March. If the Cardinals keep Kolb past March 17, they owe him a cool $7 million.