Bills sign QB Kevin Kolb to two-year deal

The Bills have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with former Philadelphia and Arizona...

The Bills have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with former Philadelphia and Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb. (AFP)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:11 PM ET

The Buffalo Bills signed free-agent quarterback Kevin Kolb on Saturday night to a two-year deal worth up to $13 million, according to plugged-in Philadelphia-based NFL reporter Adam Caplan.

Kolb, 28, is a six-year NFL veteran who played his first four seasons in Philadelphia before the Eagles traded him prior to the 2011 season to Arizona.

The Cardinals gave Kolb a new five-year, $65-million contract, but in two seasons he was a huge bust in Phoenix.

Often injured, and poorly protected by a horrible offensive line, Kolb started only 14 games with the Cards. He threw 17 touchdowns against 11 interceptions for 3,124 yards in the desert.

Kolb looked horrible in preseason games last year and was unseated by John Skelton by the end of camp. Kolb started only five games in 2012.

The Cards cut Kolb on March 15, making him an unrestricted free agent. The New York Jets and Oakland Raiders were among other teams presumed to be interested in signing Kolb.

Kolb joins Tarvaris Jackson and Aaron Corp as the Bills’ quarterbacks, after the club cut three-year starter Ryan Fitzpatrick earlier this month. Only Kolb saw any NFL action last year.

Bills reps spent last weekend with Kolb and played host to him in Buffalo on Thursday and Friday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

That Buffalo pushed so hard to sign Kolb might mean the team feels he can run new head coach Doug Marrone’s offence. If that’s the case, perhaps the club won’t draft a quarterback after all with its No. 8 overall pick on April 25, and will wait until Day 2 of the draft.

The Bills have only six draft picks this year, and a lot of holes to fill.

 


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