The team announced Wednesday that Kolb was placed on season-ending injured reserve. He showed flashes of promise in six outings this year (five starts), helping the Cardinals get off to a 4-2 record. The Cardinals believed Kolb would be able to return this season, but he recently experienced a setback in his recovery from a rib injury.
The Cardinals' utter collapse after Kolb's injury actually might help his free-agent value this offseason. His 6.4 yards per attempt and 8 to 3 touchdown-to-interception ratio looks positively Montana-like compared to what John Skelton and Ryan Lindley have mustered. Still, it's hard to imagine Kolb returning to the Cardinals.
"I would like for it to be settled for my sake and my family's sake," Kolb said, via The Associated Press. "It's been a hot topic for about three offseasons in a row. Hopefully, we'll have some conversations and, like I said, I made a commitment to this team. I want to be around for a long time. I'd like to do very big things here, and I have confidence in what we have here."