Matt Leinart Trade: 5 Teams That Could Use The Former 1st Rounder
About a week ago this time, the Matt Leinart era in Arizona began to seem bleak.
He wasn't convincing to his coaches and or teammates that he can lead this team now, or anytime of the future.
Combine that with his latest outbursts to the media of being more deserving than Derek Anderson, who has passed up on the depth chart.
Now, it seems the Cardinals want to move on from the former USC product.
FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports that Leinart has been put up on the trade block by the Cardinals.
Who could use the services of the quarterback? Five teams that should consider making a move for Matt Leinart.
5. Seattle Seahawks
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Does it seem unlikely of Arizona trading Leinart within the division? Sure it is, but if they want to move him that bad, Seattle could be a good destination.
Leinert's former college coach Pete Carroll is now calling the shots in Seattle. No one has a clear idea on how much he loves Charlie Whitehurst as the future of the franchise.
Taking on a guy who he was around with for four years could be a benefit to both sides. Maybe Leinart will be motivated to prove why he is a starter in the league, and Carroll can show off his strenghts just like he did at USC.
4. Cincinnati Bengals
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The Cincinnati Bengals should be a team that should consider trading for Matt Leinart.
The back up quarterback position is a complete mess, and Leinart is the best out there if Carson Palmer goes down with an injury ( we have seen this happen before).
More importantly, Leinart has plenty of weapons to work with on the offense, making his job easier than the position in Arizona.
3. New England Patriots
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The New England Patriots have been known to give players a second chance.
Why not take a gamble under Matt Leinart? He can learn under Tom Brady's win both on and off the field.
He also fills the void as the second quarterback, where it is weak in Patriot country.
2. Indianapolis Colts
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The situation with the Colts is very similar to the one in New England.
Curtis Painter doesn't look to be a capable starter anytime soon.
Matt Leinart may be worth a project the Colts can take on, and let Peyton Manning teach him the rest.
1. New York Giants
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The New York Giants are a team in the most desperate need for a back up quarterback.
Back up Jim Sorgi was placed on IR earlier this week (all jokes aside).
With Rhett Bomar as the only back up, it may be wise to make a trade for Leinart instead of relying on a young, unproven guy if Eli goes down with an injury.