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Kevin Kolb signs with Bills

Postby stomperrob » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:09 pm

He appears to have the inside track for the starting job at this point, not sure that will translate to any fantasy value

Bills add Kolb to quarterback mix
BY: Mark Gaughan / News Sports Reporter

The Buffalo Bills added a viable starting option to their quarterback roster Saturday night by reaching a contract agreement with free-agent Kevin Kolb.

The full terms of a two-year deal for the 28-year-old, five-year NFL veteran was approved by both sides about 9 p.m., a league source told The News.

The deal is expected to be worth a maximum value of about $13 million, which makes Kolb the clear favorite over incumbent seven-year veteran Tarvaris Jackson in the Bills’ QB competition. Jackson signed a one-year deal last month.

The Bills still are expected to take a quarterback in the NFL Draft and give the rookie a chance to win the starting job. However, with Kolb on board, the urgency to rush a rookie onto the field likely decreases.

Kolb’s physical talent and arm strength are comparable to that of former Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. He is 9-12 as an NFL starter and has had some good moments on the field. He helped the Arizona Cardinals to a 4-0 start last season.

However, injuries have defined his career thus far. He played in only six games last season, getting knocked out for the year in Arizona’s Oct. 14 loss to Buffalo due to detached ribs and a sprained shoulder. Kolb suffered a serious concussion that caused him to miss the last three games of the 2011 season. He missed two games in the 2010 season due to a concussion, as well.


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Re: Kevin Kolb signs with Bills

Postby m16a » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:44 pm

He's finally got a line and a run game. His top WR is a step down from Fitz (most guys in the NFL are a step down, maybe 2 or 3 that aren't), but I think if he starts, he's finally got the tools around him to at least be passable at QB.
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Re: Kevin Kolb signs with Bills

Postby aaawall91 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:52 pm

I feel like he was a signing to put them in a position to not have to spend their 1st on a QB, rather wait till their 2nd Round pick and take there pick of QB there, Ryan Nassib I would bet. Seems a lot of back up QB action today putting QB-needy teams in little less of a bad place (OAK-Flynn most notably).

Ideally letting Kolb and the rookie battle it out in camp.
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