Well, it probably took a lot longer than Matt Leinart had hoped for, but the guy that Arizona drafted as their “quarterback of the future” way back in 2006 should finally have the opportunity to nab the starting job.
With the ageless wonder, Kurt Warner, finally deciding to hang ‘em up, Leinart will be given the opportunity to win the job during camp.
However, Cardinal fans have to be biting their nails at the thought of what the future holds for them should he win the job. Leinart doesn’t have impressive arm strength and has generally failed to impress when he has seen the field.
Over his four year career, Leinart has completed a rather pedestrian 57 percent of his passes and has thrown 20 interceptions compared to only 14 touchdowns.
On the other hand, the Cardinals brought in the enigmatic Derek Anderson to compete with Leinart for the starting job.
Anderson came out of nowhere in 2007 with the Cleveland Browns, throwing for 3,787 yards and 29 touchdowns. Ever since then though, he’s been nothing short of bad. Last season he played in eight games, completed only 44.5 percent of his passes and threw more than three times as many interceptions as touchdowns (10:3).
The edge probably goes to Leinart for now, but if Anderson can somehow channel the 2007 version of himself, he could still win the job.