Former USC quarterback Matt Leinart was once on top of the world – at least the college football world.
Things didn’t translate very well to the NFL where Leinart struggled and eventually bounced around before falling out of the league completely. The former Trojan did attempt to make some comebacks this season, even going as far to workout for teams desperate for quarterback help, but nothing ever manifested.
He’ll likely attempt to find a team in need of a backup this offseason as well, though I’m pretty sure he won’t be playing under former head coach Ken Whisenhunt in Tennessee.
“I don’t think it’s a great fit, and I don’t think it’s great timing, and here’s why,” Leinart said. “You look at his tenure in Arizona — only two years, he had success, and in those two years, Kurt Warner ran that football team — I was a part of it.
“Every single Monday, Kurt Warner would come in an implement 20-to-30 new plays which he would say ‘I want these in my game plan.’ We became a spread offense and we became Kurt Warner’s offense. Then Kurt Warner retires, they go 5-11 twice and they go 8-8.”
Sour grapes or does the playboy quarterback have a point?