Rank PlayerReason#1John Skelton ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Skelton has emerged as the favorite in the QB race. Top Stories Preseason StatsKolb: 2-for-9 for 25 yards, 0 TD, 1 int QB Rating: 11.11 Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Rank PlayerReason#2 Kevin Kolb It’s never a good thing when former Vikings great Cris Carter professes disappointment in you. Comments Share Skelton: 7-of-12 for 67 yards, 0 TD, 1 int QB Rating: 39.24August 13• Green: Choose Skelton and there’s no going back to Kevin Kolb• Green: Cardinals’ QB Kevin Kolb not caught up in competitionThey said it“I just know that as far as favorites and longshots, really I’ve never thought of it in those terms. I think we just, we’ve always been true to what we’ve said and we’re going to stick to the process. Kevin’s going to start this week like we said, and we’ll let it play itself out.” — Coach Whisenhunt on rumors of Skelton leading the raceAnalysisTwo years ago Adam Schefter was first in reporting that Matt Leinart’s days as a Cardinal were numbered, so it’s fair to give credence to his latest report, too.That said, just because Skelton may be the “favorite” for the job does not mean it is his — yet. Kolb will get the start Friday against the Raiders and while it may be his last chance to prove himself to the coaches, he will have the chance.