Thoughts on Kevin Kolb's potential return

The Arizona Cardinals have listed quarterback Kevin Kolb as questionable for the team's game at St. Louis in Week 12.

Kolb has missed the last three games while recovering from toe and foot injuries.

If Kolb does play, I'll be watching to see whether he can improve his rapport with receiver Andre Roberts in particular. The chart shows Kolb's stats lagging on throws to Roberts, the Cardinals' starter opposite Larry Fitzgerald. His NFL passer rating is best when throwing to tight end Jeff King. Backup quarterback John Skelton's rating when targeting Roberts (64.6) is about the same as when he targets other receivers (63.8).

Both Kolb and Skelton have fared well when throwing to Early Doucet. Skelton has completed 10 of 14 passes for 126 yards with one touchdown, one interception and a 93.2 rating on passes to Doucet. Kolb has a 103.4 rating when targeting Doucet.

Thanks to Hank Gargiulo of ESPN Stats & Information for running these breakdowns.


2011 Kevin Kolb Passer Rating by Target