NFL Cuts: Cardinals Release Matt Leinart, Is Derek Anderson The Solution?

September 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

According to both ESPN and nfl.com, the Cardinals have released former first-round pick quarterback Matt Leinart.
Leinart, a former Heisman Trophy- and national championship-winning quarterback at USC, was expected to be a superstar in an offense that had receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin.
However, Leinart has played poorly in the time he was given as a starter for the Cardinals, making just 17 starts with a 7-10 record and a below average 70.3 quarterback rating.
Leinart was eventually benched in favor of veteran Kurt Warner, who led the Cardinals to their first-ever Super Bowl and earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2008.
With the retirement of Warner this past offseason, Leinart was given another chance in offseason activities and the preseason to prove that he was worthy of the starting quarterback job.
After an unimpressive preseason, the Cardinals have released Leinart, leaving Derek Anderson as the likely starter.
Derek Anderson has had an int...

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