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Matt Leinart Must Be Turning In His Career Grave

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Imagine what it must be like right now for Matt Leinart. In the span of a couple of weeks, he went from the Cardinals QB1 to the Houston Texans' inactive list.

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He lost his job first to Derek Anderson, who got the boot from the Cleveland Browns and was then replaced by Max Hall, an undrafted rookie twerp.

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A Heisman Trophy-winning first-round pick with four seasons in the NFL learning the Cardinals "secret system" and generally growing up from a party-boy to a proud papa. Now, he's on the scrap heap without ever getting the chance to throw five interceptions and rack up the league's worst passer rating.

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"I betcha I can convince Reggie to re-enroll at USC with me," Leinart must be thinking.

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Gone are the days of kicking it in the hot tub with Nick Lachey and doing keg stands with (allegedly) underage girls. Now Leinart is just sitting in a Motel 6 in Houston wondering what the hell happened to his career.

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"People are comparing Max Hall to Drew Brees? More like 'Drew PEES!!!' Haha, right, bros? Totally iced 'im," Matt is probably saying.

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Matt has no choice left but to study his Maxim playbook and hope that he can beat out the guys ahead of him in the Texans depth chart. He certainly would love to prove the Cardinals wrong.

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"Man, I can't wait to play the Cardinals. You just wait, Whisenhunt. If Matt Schaub gets injured, and then Dan Orlovsky gets injured, and then the Texans retain me after this year (because the Cardinals and Texans don't play again this year) ... when that happens, I'll show you, Coach Whiz, I'll show you!!!!"

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Good luck, Matt.

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* Justin Burning contributed to this report. The good parts are his.