Leinart Remains in Arizona, For Now

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart (R) runs for first down yardage during the second quarter against the Washington Redskins Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix in Glendale, AZ, September 2,2010. Chasing Leinart for the Redskins is Chris Wilson. UPI/Art Foxall Photo via Newscom

The cuts came today. Not all of them, yet. What wasn’t done, will be done tomorrow.  One of the guys still on the roster of the Arizona Cardinals – Matt Leinart.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt in his presser this afternoon said he spoke with Matt to talk about a couple of things this morning.  One of those things was not to tell him that he had been cut or traded.  The team is still trying to figure out what to do with him.  So, for now, the Cards carry four quarterbacks on their roster.  John Skelton tweeted he made the team.  Max Hall played very well last night against the Washington Redskins.

Derek Anderson seems to be the starter in Arizona.  It is the result many thought would take place by the time preseason wrapped up.  Leinart didn’t play very well last night.  Then again, he only was in the game for a very short time.

So the big question remains, can Matt Leinart and the Arizona Cardinals co-exist?  The bigger question may be, if they can, can Leinart accept a backup role and how do the Cards fare with four quarterbacks on their roster.  Not many teams keep four.  So, a lot of questions to be answered.

Personally, I think Leinart is gone by the end of the weekend, one way or another.  Leinart won’t be happy continuing to be a backup. After Kurt Warner’s retirement, Leinart has been waiting to get on the field to lead this team.  However, it is clear he is going to have a tough time doing that.  Also, I will predict this…if Derek Anderson stumbles early, you might see some Max Hall in the regular season.  No, seriously I mean it!

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