When Matt Leinart was available as a free agent last September, his former coach Pete Carroll didn’t show any interest in signing him in Seattle. That could change this offseason.
Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News, who breaks plenty of USC-related stories, hears that Carroll and Leinart have spoken about Leinart joining the Seahawks next season.
With Matt Hasselbeck a free agent and no incoming rookie quarterback, the Seahawks have a bigger need at the position than they did last year. Still, the fact Carroll didn’t want Leinart a year ago as a third quarterback says a lot.
If the Seahawks wanted to bring him in this year — a big if — we suspect nothing would be guaranteed for Carroll’s former prize pupil. Not even a roster spot.