The 28-year-old Kolb, who has tossed 28 scores, against 25 picks, for 5,206 yards in 34 games, will supplant Ryan Fitzpatrick as Buffalo’s starter.
Kolb, chosen by the Philadelphia Eagles out of the University of Houston with the 36th choice in the 2007 NFL Draft, was released by Arizona two weeks ago after the sides failed to agree on a restructured contract.
Riddled with injuries that made the former Cougar less useful than funbags on a jaguar, the 6-foot-3, 218 pound Kolb appeared in only 15 contests and completed 58 percent of his passes for 17 touchdowns in two seasons performing in the Valley of the Sun.
Regardless, considering only the great Kurt Warner managed to thrive in Arizona, it’s difficult to fairly judge or analyze Kolb.
Coming off a miserable 6-10 campaign and having not qualified for the playoffs since 1999, Kolb is an ideal short-term solution for Buffalo.
If protected in the pocket and surrounded by decent talent, Kevin Kolb can thrive as a Bill in “The City of No Illusions.”by