Reuter: Time for an NFL lottery?
On the heels of the NBA Draft Lottery, Chad Reuter couldn't help but wonder how a lottery would affect the NFL draft. More ...
Whisenhunt did recently acknowledge that he wants Kolb to be the guy, but he doesn't think about the team's investment in a player when evaluating on-field performance.
Skelton was a 2010 fifth-round draft pick out of Fordham, who is scheduled to earn $540,000 in base salary this upcoming season, $75,000 less than current No. 3 quarterback Richard Bartel is due.
"I don't think about that when you're on the field," Whisenhunt said Thursday, via Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic. "I don't look at a player and think what he's making or what you did to get him here. I look at them based on what kind of plays they're making.
"I obviously know how much we invested in Kevin. I want Kevin to be successful. I want him to be our quarterback, but I'm not going to ignore the fact that John Skelton worked pretty hard and did a good job in there when he was playing, too. He's earned the right to compete for that spot."