The Arizona Cardinals' quarterback competition plays on, but it won't be decided in Thursday's preseason finale against the Denver Broncos.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt will hold Kevin Kolb and John Skelton out of this week's preseason game and decide which quarterback will start the regular-season opener Sept. 9 based on practice performance.
Kolb has been viewed as the dark horse of late, a dramatic decline for the veteran acquired from the Eagles in July 2011 for a second-round draft pick and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. The Cardinals signed Kolb to a seven-year, $63 million deal and, at the time, viewed him as the quarterback of the present and future.
But Kolb battled injuries, including his second career concussion, and the Cardinals stayed in contention into December with second-year pro Skelton running the offense.
Skelton is 14 of 25 for 131 yards, one interception and two touchdowns in the preseason.
Kolb is 22 of 37 for 203 yards with one touchdown, three interceptions and six sacks.