Originally drafted by Philadelphia in the second round (36th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft, signed a one-year extension with the Eagles on 4/29/10. Signed a five-year contract with the Cardinals on 7/28/11 after being acquired by Arizona in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles.
2011: Started a career-high nine games in his first season with the Cardinals, completing 146 of 253 passes for 1,955 yards, nine TDs and eight INTs … missed four games due to a foot/toe injury and the final three games of the season due to a head injury … making his first start with the Cardinals, completed 18 of 27 pass attempts for 309 yards, two TDs and a 130.0 passer rating vs. Car (9/11); was the fourth time in first eight career starts that he threw for over 300 yards and posted a passer rating of 100.0+; the 130.0 rating was the third-best by a QB in Week 1; completed four of six passes for 120 yards, including a game-tying 70-yard TD, in the fourth quarter to help the Cardinals rally from down 21-14; one of an NFL-record 14 QBs to throw for 300+ yards in Week 1 … completed 17 of 30 passes for 251 yards, two TDs and one INT @ Was (9/18); 73-yard TD pass to Larry Fitzgerald in the fourth quarter made him the first Cardinals QB to throw a TD pass of 70+ yards in consecutive games since Tom Tupa in 1989; four TD passes in first two games covered a total of 182 yards, an average of 45.5 yards per TD pass … totaled 252 yards on 25 of 39 passing with one TD and two INTs @ Sea (9/25); also ran for 16 yards on three carries … completed 18 of 34 pass attempts for 272 yards, two TDs and one INT vs. Pit (10/23); 73-yard TD pass to RB LaRod Stephens-Howling tied his season-long pass and marked his third TD pass of 70-plus yards in 2011; became the third QB in franchise history with three or more TD passes of 70-plus yards (Charley Johnson, 4, 1962; 3, 1965; Neil Lomax, 3, 1984) … threw for 153 yards on 10 of 21 passing with one TD and one INT @ Bal (10/30) … after suffering a foot/toe injury in the game against Baltimore, was inactive for the next four games … in his return from injury, completed 16 of 25 passes for 247 yards, including the game-winning 52-yard TD pass to RB LaRod Stephens-Howling in overtime vs. Dal (12/4); also had 20 rushing yards on three carries; in the fourth quarter and OT, completed 7 of 11 pass attempts for 171 yards and a TD; became one of seven QBs in franchise history with at least four TD passes of 50+ yards in a season and the first since Kurt Warner in 2008 … suffered a head injury on the first drive of the game and did not return vs. SF (12/11) … inactive due to head injury in the last three games.
2010: Began the ’10 campaign as the Eagles starter before an injury opened the way for Michael Vick’s Pro Bowl season … appeared in seven games (five starts) and completed 115 of 189 pass attempts for 1,197 yards and seven TDs … started the season opener vs. GB (9/12) and completed 5 of 10 passes for 24 yards before a head injury forced him from the game in the second half … inactive (head injury) in week two @ Det (9/19) … DNP as the backup to Vick @ Jax (9/26) ... entered the game after Vick was injured near the end of the first quarter and went on to complete 22 of 35 passes (62.9%) for 201 yards, a TD and an INT vs. Was (10/3) … second start of the season came @ SF (10/10) in place of the injured Vick (ribs); completed 21 of 31 passes (67.7%) for 253 yards, a TD and a QB rating of 103.3 in the 27-24 victory; connected on each of his first nine pass attempts for 92 yards and a TD; added three rushing attempts for 17 yards, including a career-long run of 19 yards on 3rd-n-18 that kept a third quarter drive alive … in third start of the season, and the second straight in place of the injured Vick, earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after completing 23 of 29 passes (79.3%) for 326 yards, 3 TDs, an INT and a QB rating of 133.6 vs. Atl (10/17), including a career-long 83-yard TD pass to Jeremy Maclin in the third quarter; his completion pct. (79.3), QB rating (133.6) and TD passes (3) all represented career highs; second career NFC Player of the Week honors (Week 3, 2009) … started third consecutive game @ Ten (10/24) and completed 26 of 48 passes (54.2%) for 231 yards, a TD and 2 INTs … DNP as the backup to Vick vs. Ind (11/7) … appeared briefly at the end of the fourth quarter @ Was (11/15), but did not attempt a pass … served as the backup to Vick in each of the next six games … started the regular season finale vs. Dal (1/2/11) and completed 18 of 36 pass attempts (50.0%) for 162 yards, a TD and 3 INTs … DNP in the Wild Card matchup vs. GB (1/9/11).
2009: Appeared in five games, including the first two starts of his NFL career in his third season with the Eagles … threw for 300+ yards in each of his two starts, becoming the first QB in NFL history to accomplish that feat … for the season, completed 62 of 96 pass attempts (64.6%) for 741 yards, 4 TDs, 3 INTs and a QB rating of 88.9 … saw first action of the season when he entered the season opener @ Car (9/12) in the third quarter after Donovan McNabb left the game with a rib injury; completed 7 of 11 pass attempts (63.6%) for 23 yards … with McNabb (ribs) out, received the first start of his career vs. NO (9/20) and completed 31 of 51 pass attempts (61.1%) for 391 yards, 2 TDs, 3 INTs and a QB rating of 73.2; passing totals included a 71-yard TD pass to DeSean Jackson; pass attempts (51), completions (31) and passing yards (391) all remain career highs; 391 passing yards ranked as the 12th-highest total in Philadelphia history and the most by an Eagle since McNabb threw for 464 yards on 12/4/04 vs. Green Bay; 391 passing yards were the most by an Eagles QB in their first start in team history … in just his second career start, earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after completing 24 of 34 pass attempts (70.6%) for 327 yards, 2 TDs and a QB rating of 120.6; also scored first career rushing TD on a QB sneak; 64-yard TD pass to DeSean Jackson in the second quarter gave the duo a 60+ yard TD connection in back-to-back games, a first for an Eagles duo since Ron Jaworski and Mike Quick in 1985 … saw brief action late in the fourth quarter vs. TB (10/11), but did not record any statistics … inactive (3rd QB) for the next three games … DNP vs. Dal (11/8) … inactive (3rd QB) for the next three games … started the day as the 3rd QB (inactive) but saw time in the fourth quarter @ Atl (12/6), but did not record any statistics … inactive (3rd QB) twice and DNP twice over the final four regular season games … inactive (3rd QB) for the Wild Card matchup @ Dal (1/9/10).
2008: Appeared in six games for the Eagles in his second NFL season, serving mainly as the backup behind Donovan McNabb … completed 17 of 34 pass attempts (50.0%) for 144 yards and 4 INTs for the season … entered the season opener in the fourth quarter vs. StL (9/7) and completed 5 of 6 pass attempts (83.3%) for 53 yards; completed his first career pass, a six-yarder to TE Brent Celek … DNP the following week @ Dal (9/15) … relieved McNabb briefly in the third quarter and completed 2 of 3 pass attempts for 18 yards and an INT vs. Pit (9/21) … DNP as the backup to McNabb in each of the next seven games … replaced McNabb in the second half @ Bal (11/23) and completed 10 of 23 pass attempts for 73 yards and 2 INTs … played the final series of the game for the Eagles, handing off three times and kneeling three times in the Thanksgiving Night game vs. Ari (11/27) … DNP the following week @ NYG (12/7) … saw action in the fourth quarter vs. Cle (12/15), going 0 for 2 with an INT in a 30-10 Eagles victory … DNP @ Was (12/21) … saw brief action in the regular season finale vs. Dal (12/28), handing off six times and kneeling twice to end the game … DNP in all three postseason contests.
2007: Appeared in one game and served as the backup to Donovan McNabb in five others during his rookie season … inactive (3rd QB) in 10 games … began the season as the backup for the first two games: @ GB (9/9) and vs. Was (9/17) … with the Eagles firmly ahead in the fourth quarter, saw his first NFL action, but did not attempt a pass vs. Det (9/23) … inactive (3rd QB) 10 times and DNP three times over the final 13 games.
A four-year starter at the University of Houston, started a school-record 50 games and finished his career ranked 4th in Division I-A history with 12,964 passing yards … almost committed to Oklahoma State before his high school head coach, Philip Montgomery, became an assistant coach at Houston … a two-time All-Conference USA selection, became the first player in school history to throw for over 3,000 yards in three separate seasons … finished as the school’s all-time leader in completions (964), attempts (1,565), and second in TD passes (81) … also posted 21 career rushing TDs, the most ever by a QB … as a senior in 2006, connected on 292 of 432 pass attempts (67.6%) for 3,809 yards, 30 TDs and just four INTs, as he was named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year … ranked fifth in the nation in passing efficiency (162.72 rating) and sixth in passing yards (3,809) … finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given annually to the nation’s top senior QB … became the first true freshman in school history to start the season opener and went on to be named Conference USA Freshman of the Year.
Last name pronounced “COBB” … two-time District 8-4A Offensive MVP at Stephenville (TX) High School where he threw for 3,357 and 29 TDs as a senior, earning first-team All Big County honors … Stephenville has produced nine Division I QBs and Kolb was the only one to start three seasons at the school … also lettered as a guard in basketball and in the sprint relays on the track team … holds an annual football camp in the summer in his hometown of Stephenville … along with his wife, Whitney, the couple enjoy golf (both hold 12 handicaps), hunting and fishing.
Brian Baldinger breaks down the Cardinals' last-minute drive and the big defensive play that helped force overtime against the Dolphins.