There haven’t been too many highlights for quarterback Matt Leinart since he played for Pete Carroll at USC, which might explain why Leinart is interested in seeing if he can reunite with his college coach.
Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that Leinart will be one of four veteran quarterbacks in Seattle this week to work out for the Seahawks. With Matt Flynn dealt to Oakland, the Seahawks appear to be in the market for someone other than the recently re-signed Josh Portis to back up Russell Wilson.
Leinart, who played in two games for the Raiders last season, will be joined by one of his opponents from those halcyon days as a USC Trojan. Brady Quinn faced off against Leinart and Carroll when he was at Notre Dame and he will also be in Seattle to vie for a new job after spending last year with the Chiefs.
Per Garafolo, Seneca Wallace and Tyler Thigpen will also be part of the quarterback caravan rolling into the Pacific Northwest. Wallace spent his first seven NFL seasons with the Seahawks and was traded to Cleveland before Carroll’s first year as Seattle’s head coach. Thigpen has started 12 games in his NFL career, none since 2010, and saw action in seven games with the Bills across the last two seasons.