Matt Leinart is looking for work, and he can’t count on his old college coach to hire him.
It’s been widely speculated since it became clear that Leinart had no future in Arizona that he could hook up with his USC coach, Pete Carroll, and sign with the Seahawks. But that reportedly won’t happen.
Clark Judge of CBSSports.com, citing persons close to the team, says it’s not going to happen.
The Seahawks are content going into the season with Matt Hasselbeck as the starter and Charlie Whitehurst as the young quarterback they’re developing for the future. There’s no room for Leinart in Seattle.
And that raises the question of where there will be room for Leinart. If the two coaches who know Leinart best — Ken Whisenhunt and Carroll — don’t want Leinart, that may send a message to the league’s other 30 head coaches that they shouldn’t want Leinart either.