“I want to be a starter in the league, and I feel like I’ve paid my dues,” Leinart told the Houston Chronicle. “I sat for three and a half years now and played behind a Hall of Fame quarterback [Kurt Warner] which a lot of people don’t remember. Obviously, coming here is not the way I planned, but I think Matt Schaub is a great quarterback.”
Leinart said he learned a lot in Houston, but sounds ready to move on. While there won’t be a lot of great free agent quarterbacks available, it’s hard to imagine Leinart getting anything but a backup job.