NFL Cuts: Cardinals Release Matt Leinart, Why It Was a Smart Decision

September 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

According to various reports, the Arizona Cardinals have officially released quarterback  Matt Leinart, and they made the right call.
Leinart, a former USC star, was taken with the tenth overall selection in the 2006 NFL Draft with the notion that he would become their franchise leader. 
Despite showing tremendous potential in his first NFL start by throwing for 253 yards and two touchdowns while posting a 91.7 passer rating, he has gone downhill from there on.
Throughout his four-year career, he has been marked by his inability to lead or be a winner. In fact, he's posted a 7-10 (.411) record in his 17 career starts. 
Even though he was given numerous opportunities to claim the starting role, he was never able to overtake Kurt Warner. 
After the future hall of fame quarterback is retired, Leinart was expected to take the reigns. However, head coach Ken Wisenhunt was unsatisfied with Leinart's lack of maturity. 
Now, the team is gi...

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