Report: Cardinals Shell Out $7 Million Roster Bonus To Retain Kevin Kolb
Now that they’re officially out of the sweepstakes to land Peyton Manning, the Arizona Cardinals have turned in another direction to satisfy their quarterback needs — they’ve made a commitment to current starter Kevin Kolb. From Adam Schefter of ESPN:
ESPN's Suzy Kolber reports Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb will receive his $7 million roster bonus, according to team source.—
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2012
The Cardinals signed Kolb to a six-year, $60 million contract last season. The former Philadelphia Eagle was largely disappointing in year one, missing seven games due to injury and going 3-6 as a starter. He completed only 57.7 percent of his passes, throwing nine touchdowns and eight interceptions.
The former Houston Cougar was the Eagles’ second-round pick in the 2007 draft. He has 4,037 career passing yards to date, with 20 TDs and 22 picks.