For some reason I find myself riveted by the plight of Matt Leinart.
First, here’s what we know:
• Released by the Cardinals.
• Thinks he deserves to be a starter.
• Likes to party.
• Lefthander with iffy accuracy.
• Just signed with the Texans.
I’m shocked. In Houston, he’s a clear-cut backup. Does he want that? Can he live with that?
Here’s what I was thinking: The Seahawks were the obvious choice, but they’ve got their own QB of the future. The Vikings, perhaps, but what does that say to Jackson, who’s been the perfect gentleman during Favre Hell. The Giants needed a competent backup, as did the Saints and Patriots. But would you bring in someone like Leinart; someone who has feuded with the coach; who has shown himself to be a bit arrogant; who has never really played exceptionally when given the chance?
I’m not saying Leinart is a bad guy. I don’t even know him. But sometimes athletes—all of us, really—have to look in the mirror and re-evaluate. If I’m Leinart, that’s my priority. Not starting.