Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King, with whom Mike Florio will presumably share “the big-boy table” at halftime of today’s Notre Dame-Purdue game, interestingly floated on Twitter Saturday the notion of waived quarterback Matt Leinart resurfacing in Houston.
The presumption, to this point, has been that Leinart’s obvious landing spot is Seattle. The Seahawks left the door open for that possibility by releasing J.P. Losman on Saturday. Pete Carroll’s club has just two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster — Matt Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst.
But the Texans also have just two QBs, having waived John David Booty. Their backup, Dan Orlovsky, is also coming off a forgettable effort in Houston’s preseason finale.
The starters in both locales, Matt Schaub and Hasselbeck, are not considered to be among the NFL’s most durable quarterbacks.
Nobody wanted to trade for him, but perhaps there will be a market for Leinart’s services, after all.