Thursday, July 28, 2011
Kolb hits road with rest 2007 QB class
By Mike Sando
Keith Hawkins of ESPN Stats & Information passes along this: Ten of the 11 quarterbacks drafted in 2007 have changed teams now that Kevin Kolb is heading to Arizona.
This doesn't reflect poorly on Kolb, who has sat behind quarterbacks with multiple Pro Bowls on their resumes, so much as it does on that quarterback class in general.
JaMarcus Russell and Brady Quinn were the only first-round quarterbacks that year. Kolb, chosen 36th overall and with the fourth pick of the second round, was the third quarterback drafted. John Beck and Drew Stanton joined Kolb as second-rounders that year. Stanton is the only one still with his original team, provided he re-signs, as expected.
A few other notes from Hawkins:
- None of the 11 quarterbacks from the 2007 class has a winning record as a starter.
- Trent Edwards is the only one with to hit double figures in victories as a starter (14-19 record).
- Stanton (2-2) and Troy Smith (4-4) are the only ones without losing records as a starter. Kolb is 3-4.
- Eight of the 11 have started at least one game. Isaiah Stanback, Jeff Rowe and Jordan Palmer have not.
- Among those with starts, Beck is the only one without a victory as a starter (0-4).
- Russell (7-18) and Quinn (3-9) have a combined 10-27 record as starters.
Check out the full list if you've got a strong stomach.
As the Cardinals pointed out in their news release Thursday, Kolb is the only quarterback in Eagles history to pass for at least 300 yards in each of his first two starts. He has been named offensive player of the week in the NFC and has an 81.2 career rating.