Any moment now, Matt Leinart’s tenure with the Arizona Cardinals will officially come to an end.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Cardinals have told Leinart they’re cutting him today. Derek Anderson will be the starter in Arizona, and Max Hall will be the backup.
Leinart now has to go on any list of the most disappointing draft busts of recent history. When the Cardinals selected him 10th overall in 2006, everyone thought they had their franchise quarterback. Instead Leinart has been a huge disappointment, finishing his career in Arizona with 14 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.
The Cardinals had tried to trade Leinart, but no one was interested in taking on his contract. If he’s going to stay employed in the NFL, he’s going to have to be willing to take a lot less money and accept the fact that he won’t be handed a starting job.