Having sat on the sidelines patiently during the Kurt Warner reign it was expected that Quarter Back Matt Leinart would finally regain the starters job in Arizona. However it looks like Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt has other ideas, and not content with having given Dereck Anderson most of the pre-season field time it now seems that they are prepared to trade him on the verge of the new season. Anderson did have a reasonable year in 2007 when he threw 29 touch downs in helping the Cleveland Browns reach a rare 10-6 season. However he has struggled since, looking short of confidence and ultimately he was allowed to leave as a free agent. Maybe the new found love from Ken Whisenhunt will be enough to get him back to his best?
As for Matt Leinart, well you cant help but feel sorry for him, he is an able of not spectacular QB and it is easy to forget that he won the coveted Heisman Trophy in 2005. Perhaps a change of scenery will revitalise his career much like it did for his predecessor Kurt Warner. The Oakland Raiders are rumoured to be interested and he could be a good backup there to probable starter Jason Campbell.
If Leinart does leave this will leave Arizona with only two rookie QB’s on the roster behind Anderson, 5th round pick John Skelton and undrafted free agent Max Hall. It could be an interesting season in Arizona if Anderson goes down injured early on.
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