Peter King floats possibility of Leinart in Houston

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.

25 responses to “Peter King floats possibility of Leinart in Houston

  1. But Leinart doesn’t want to back anyone up! It is going to be a long wait by the phone for a starting QB job!
    Whats more the wrap on this guy is he was hated in the locker room by most of the players in AZ, so not exactly good for team chemistry!

  2. jj jones says:
    September 4, 2010 4:17 PM
    Makes sense in Houston. Why they ever gave Orlovsky the money they gave him remains a mystery
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    no doubt, they’d be better giving that coin to andre arlovski lol

  3. Peter King is a tool. I seriously doubt he’ll go to Houston.
    Buffalo, San Francisco, Carolina, Tampa, essentially any place without a true Number 1 QB.
    again.. Peter King = Tool!

  4. After seeing Peter King’s superbowl prediction of the Steelers over the Packers he has lost all credibility with anyone who knows anything about football.

  5. Leinart’s problem is that he only knows how to use one of his three noodles. And the one he’s mastered is useless in the NFL.

  6. I don’t know why anyone would want this whiny, weak armed piece of trash on their team. Chad Pennington thinks Leinarts arm sucks. Def Leppards drummer has a better arm than Leinart.

  7. agenice says: September 4, 2010 4:40 PM
    Peter King is a tool. I seriously doubt he’ll go to Houston.
    Buffalo, San Francisco, Carolina, Tampa, essentially any place without a true Number 1 QB.
    again.. Peter King = Tool
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    Uh…did Freeman and Clausen slip your mind?
    But yes, King is a tool. This is just baseless speculation as usual.

  8. After wacthing Florio on TV I have come to the conclusion that he needs to stop writing and stick to TV. Well done sir.

  9. Rick Smith, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
    why did you ever give Orlovsky a 4 yr deal? I wouldn’t start Leinart in a flag football league.

  10. The guy sucks yet thinks of himself as a starter. Hes clearly not going to be doing any starting in Houston. Its a bad fit, because even if he somehow looks good in practice, theres nothing he can do to move up that depth chart. Hes better off in Buffalo or Cleveland where theres a t least some small chance theyd throw him in there towards the end of the season

  11. # Chapnasty. says: September 4, 2010 4:41 PM
    “After seeing Peter King’s superbowl prediction of the Steelers over the Packers he has lost all credibility with anyone who knows anything about football.”
    That’s not a problem you need to worry about.
    You never had any to begin with.

  12. “Chad Pennington thinks Leinarts arm sucks. Def Leppards drummer has a better arm than Leinart.”
    Ouch. Carolina will not take Leinart, we tend to avoid whiny girls (Julius Peppers aside). San Francisco makes a bit of sense, being a divisional team they might want to know the Cardinals offense but it didn’t seem like Leinart ever knew it anyways. Cleveland won’t happen, they got rid of their own pretty boy QB with Brady Quinn, and I think Holmgren wants to tank the season to fire Mangina and draft Locker. Tampa is too cheap for his salary demands. Buffalo could work, only because they have a roster that Omaha’s UFL team could beat.
    Seattle or UFL.

  13. my choices are easy. Seattle (Pete Carroll is there). San Francisco (would’ve drafted him if he went in the year Smith and Rodgers went in.), Bills (out of need), Houston (he will backup, sorry), and i could also see him with the Bengals backing up.

  14. Joe Reedy with Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Bengals are one of the 5 or so teams going after him. I rather us look into Troy Smith, but Leinart is not worse than our current #2 JT O’Sullivan. Not sure how he’d feel about being Carson’s back up again… see the USC years!

  15. King is a libtard Douchbag. I don’t know how the NBC studios can contain that much libtard douchbaggery.

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