The Cardinalsannounced Wednesday that quarterback Drew Stanton reached a three-year deal with the team. NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah reported, citing a source close to the situation, that Stanton's contract is worth $8.2 million with $3 million guaranteed. An additional $12 million in incentives are built into the deal, according to Jeremiah, bringing the possible total value to $20.2 million.
"Physically he has everything you want in a quarterback -- big with a strong arm, can get it up the field and make all the throws," Arians said after the signing. "He's just as impressive mentally and understands the position. I'm excited to get him here and compete."
The new Cardinals regime publicly has said positive things about Kolb, but Kolb is not "big with a strong arm." He can't "make all the throws." Kolb is due a $2 million roster bonus over the weekend and a $9 million salary this season. He's not making that money. Unless Kolb is willing to take a huge pay cut to stay, we expect a release in the coming days.
Even if Kolb stays in Arizona, he'll have to compete for playing time.