Oakland signed Matt Leinart (the Santa Ana, CA native) to a one-year contract on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Leinart is 8-10 as a starter and he is on his third team since being drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in 2006 (he also played with the Houston Texans from 2010-2011) and the third team might fit him well.
He should be at ease coming back home to California, also by reuniting with Oakland’s new offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, which was his quarterback coach back in Houston. He should also be comfortable being the backup quarterback to Carson Palmer, a fellow Heisman Trophy QB he backed up and succeeded at USC in the early 2000’s.
Note: With the pick up of Leinart at QB, and because the Raiders didn’t draft a tight end in this year’s draft, a position they need to fill with the departure of Zach Miller two years ago and of Kevin Boss at the end of last season; are they leaving this position open for Terrelle Pryor?
Written by – Arnold Glass II – AFC West Writer