The New York Giants Should Not Trade For Matt Leinart To Carry Eli’s Bags

September 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With today’s rumored trade rumblings surrounding Matt Leinart, the New York Football Giants may now have found the veteran quarterback they wanted to backup Eli Manning. The question, though, is Leinart the right veteran quarterback for the Giants? I say no.
However considering Eli Manning’s ironman nature Leinart probably wont see field anyway if the trade happens so it almost doesn’t matter.
Two things that jump out about Leinart when breaking down his first years in the league; Leinart loves the things that football affords him and Leinart believes himself to be a starting caliber NFL quarterback.
From the Giants perspective I find both these things troubling. Eli is not going anywhere, and the last thing the Giants need is a whiny man-boy quarterback walking around the locker room with a sense of entitlement. Eli doesn’t do it, why would the Giants accept that attitude from Eli’s backup?
The other part of the equation is that L...

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