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John Skelton - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 244 lbs.
Birthday 03/17/1988
Birthplace El Paso, TX
College Fordham
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 5th round, 24th pick by Cardinals

Cardinals rookie QB Lindley opening eyes in desert

Posted Aug. 16, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
We hear Cardinals rookie QB Ryan Lindley is showing enough this offseason to become a factor in the team's QB equation down the road.

Cardinals starting QB Kolb leaves game with injury

Posted Aug. 05, 2012 @ 8:42 p.m. ET
Cardinals starting QB Kevin Kolb left the Hall of Fame game in Canton Sunday evening with a rib injury.

Kolb to start Cardinals' preseason opener

Posted July 31, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
QB Kevin Kolb will start for the Cardinals in Sunday’s Hall of Fame game against the Saints, head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Tuesday.

Cardinals QB battle brings back memories ... up to a point

Posted July 12, 2012 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
While the similarities in the Cardinals' preseason QB competitions in 2008 and ’12 can't be denied, insiders say there was more reason for hope in '08.

Under the gun in the desert

Posted May 29, 2012 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush explains why there isn’t a player in the NFL facing more pressure this coming season than Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb.

Around Fantasyland: Quarterback updates

Posted May 22, 2012 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
It’s only May, but there is a lot of offseason QB news. William Del Pilar breaks analyzes what to expect as the 2012 season approaches.

Cardinals QB Skelton will need hot summer to unseat Kolb

Posted April 12, 2012 @ 1:40 p.m. ET
Our sources in the desert tell us that there are far more heated position battles in the offing than the one under center.

Fantasy spin: Kevin Kolb

Posted March 19, 2012 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
Kevin Kolb received his $7 million roster bonus, and Peyton Manning chose not to play in the desert. But what does this mean for fantasy owners?  

Skelton has closed gap under center in Arizona

Posted Jan. 11, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
Kevin Kolb will likely enter the offseason as the Cardinals' No. 1 QB. But the way we hear it, backup John Skelton has definitely earned a shot at winning the job.

Cardinals' success better late than never

Posted Dec. 12, 2011 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
With five wins in their last six games, the Cardinals have all of a sudden turned into a real diamond in the rough the second half of the season.

Shorts and Shells: Week 14

Posted Dec. 12, 2011 @ 4:23 a.m. ET
We highlight the contenders' top superstars capable of heavy lifting; some horrid refereeing in Patriots-Redskins; the magical Texans' continued run; plus much more.

Cardinals sign TE Steve Skelton, brother of QB John

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have signed TE Steve Skelton, younger brother of QB John, to their practice squad.

Skelton should keep starting under center for Cardinals

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
As long as he keeps winning ballgames, John Skelton should be the Cardinals' starting QB over Kevin Kolb — whether Kolb is healthy or not.

Late field goal lifts Cards over Cowboys

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 11:08 p.m. ET
Jay Feely's 48-yard field goal barely cleared the crossbar with 5 seconds to go to thwart a big Dallas rally and give the Cardinals a 27-26 victory over the Cowboys on Saturday night.

Cardinals could have plenty of QB options

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Cardinals aren't saying much, but it appears there are more than a few interesting possibilities for the team's starting QB job in 2011.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 03, 2013
The Bengals have acquired quarterback John Skelton off waivers from Arizona to compete for the job backing up Andy Dalton.||||||| Skelton was a fifth-round pick from Fordham in 2010 who started 17 games in three seasons, including six last year. He has completed 53 percent of his passes for 3,707 yards with 15 touchdowns and 25 interceptions.
Posted April 01, 2013
The Arizona Cardinals have released quarterback John Skelton, who started 17 games for the team over the past three seasons. The move on Monday came amid reports the team was trying to work out a trade to bring quarterback Carson Palmer from Oakland.||||||| Skelton beat out Kevin Kolb for the starting job under then-coach Ken Whisenhunt in training camp last season. He was hurt in the opener and Kolb took over.
Posted Dec. 10, 2012
Skelton didn't do any favors for himself while getting the start on Sunday, going 11 of 22 for 74 yards with four interceptions and a lost fumble before being replaced by Ryan Lindley.||||||| Lindley didn't fare much better in the embarrassing 58-0 defeat, going 8 of 17 for 59 yards and losing a fumble of his own.
Posted Dec. 05, 2012
Skelton will be back at starting quarterback when the Cardinals play the Seahawks Sunday in Seattle. Coach Ken Whisenhunt says his decision to replace rookie Ryan Lindley was based on several factors, including the environment the Cardinals will face in Seattle, where the crowd is among the loudest in the NFL and the conditions are likely to be cold and wet.||||||| Skelton says he is taking nothing for granted and just wants to complete more passes than he did when he was benched in favor of Lindley three games ago. Lindley says he understands the decision. Whisenhunt refused to replace Lindley with Skelton despite the Cardinals' woeful offensive performance in a 7-6 road loss to the New York Jets last Sunday. Arizona has lost eight in a row.
Posted Nov. 05, 2012
Skelton threw for 306 yards with a TD and an INT in Sunday's 31-17 loss to Green Bay.||||||| Skelton has increased his yardage total in each of his starts this season.

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