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June 09, 2010

Is Matt Leinart a Starting QB?: Everyone connected with the Arizona Cardinals has heard the same question thousands of times this offseason: Is quarterback Matt Leinart any good? With Kurt Warner's retirement, Leinart inherits the job. He's also due for a near-$5 million salary increase in 2011 and a roster bonus of $5.5 million, so this season is make-or-break for the former USC quarterback drafted 10th overall in 2006.

posted by rcade to football at 02:24 PM - 9 comments

Is Matt Leinart a Starting QB?

Not if the Cardinals want to have any chance. He will probably start most, but not all, of their games in 2010 and then out the door.

posted by graymatters at 06:15 PM on June 09

Leinart is set up pretty well, given the talent around him.

posted by rcade at 07:16 PM on June 09

I gotta agree with rcade......if Matt can't be effective with the receivers, running backs, and O-line he has......he'll soon be havin' lunch with that other guy from Oakland.......what's his name??.......oh yeah.......Jamarcus Russell.

posted by Bozemanite at 09:44 PM on June 09

He's got talent, but he plays like he's afraid of getting hit.

posted by forrestv at 12:18 AM on June 10

he'll soon be havin' lunch with that other guy from Oakland

Not sure Leinart has the quickness to eat with Russell. He'd need an O-Line just to get at the complimentary bread.

posted by yerfatma at 07:50 AM on June 10

Not sure Leinart has the quickness to eat with Russell. He'd need an O-Line just to get at the complimentary bread.

Laughed till it hurt.

posted by irunfromclones at 04:04 PM on June 10

Leinart as a starter without Warner in the mix will show just how bad Leinart is and, consequently, how good Warner was.

posted by dyams at 04:30 PM on June 10

Instead of paying this guy $10+ million and wondering if he's any good, they can hire me and they can wonder if I'd be any good. Shoot, I'd be happy to provide uncertainty about my potential for $5 million, which would save them millions of dollars!

posted by kirkaracha at 06:13 PM on June 10

I'm going to underbid kirkaracha here. They can pay me 3 million dollars and be certain of my lack of potential. They save money and gain certainty. What a deal!

posted by apoch at 04:53 AM on June 11

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