Kevin Kolb has been released

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It’s official now: Kevin Kolb has been cut, a move that saves the Cardinals $7.5 million in cap space. This leaves Arizona still very much in play for Geno Smith next month, and despite his struggles the little potential Kolb showed in 2012 immediately makes him a desired commodity for any team going through the scraps of the QB market.

I broke down the end of the Kolb era(?) yesterday when the report of his axing first surfaced. In short, he sucked, but he was the victim of some poor luck. Had he been able to maintain his average and sometimes above average play that contributed to Arizona’s 4-0 start, Kolb’s fate may have been much different if his season didn’t end early due to a rib injury.

Even though they signed David Garrard, the Jets could be a possible landing spot here. Sadly, between Kolb, Garrard, and Mark Sanchez, the now former Cardinal may be the best option. There will be many tears this fall, Jets fans. So many.