We noted last month that Matt Leinart could become the backup to Carson Palmer in Oakland, and it appears that’s about to happen.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Leinart has a visit scheduled to Oakland and is likely to sign with the Raiders within the next week.
Like Palmer, Leinart is a former Heisman Trophy winner at USC, but unlike Palmer, Leinart has never been a successful NFL quarterback. Leinart was a bust for the Cardinals as the 10th overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft, and in two seasons with the Texans since Arizona released him, he started just one game and suffered a season-ending collarbone injury in that game.
In his six-year NFL career, Leinart has started 18 games and thrown 15 touchdown passes and 20 interceptions.