Matt Leinart and Pete Carroll to Reunite in Seattle?

Greg EspositoContributor IIJanuary 12, 2010

BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 12:  Matt Leinart #11 and head coach Pete Carroll of the USC Trojans look on against the California Golden Bears at Memorial Stadium November 12th, 2005 in Berkeley, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Here’s a scary thought: Matt Leinart could easily be a starting quarterback in the NFC West next season.

Luckily for Cardinals fans, it may not be in Glendale.

After a week of it being unofficially official, the Seattle Seahawks and Pete Carroll consummated their match made in NCAA sanction heaven yesterday afternoon.

Now that the king of USC has decided to relocate to “Emerald City”, it sounds like he might be interested in getting the band back together, minus the song girls.

According to :

One of Pete Carroll’s first moves with the Seahawks will be trying to acquire Cardinals QB Matt Leinart, his former star college signal caller, according to those familiar with the thinking of the former USC coach.

Carroll believes that Leinart can be a productive NFL player if given the opportunity. Leinart was under center when the Trojans won the AP national championship in 2003, a BCS title in 2004, and an appearance in the BCS National Championship game in 2005. In 2004, his junior year at USC, he won the Heisman Trophy.

As much as Carroll wants to coach Leinart again in Seattle, NFL sources say its unlikely to happen.

You never want to trade within the division, but a Carroll-Leinart pairing could assure NFC West dominance…for the Arizona Cardinals.

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