Matt Leinart has changed his mind. After it seemed like a guarantee that Leinart was going to join his old USC coach Pete Carroll in Seattle, Leinart re-signed with the Texans to a 2-year, $5.5 million contract with $3.75 million guaranteed.
This re-signing comes as a bit of a surprise as one would expect the Texans to try to trim the fat from the their roster spending in order to try to bring in Nnamdi Asomugha off of the free agency wire. With Leinart’s resigning, the Texans will go into training camp with four quarterbacks: Matt Schaub, Dan Orlovsky, Rookie out of North Carolina TJ Yates, and finally with Matt Leinart.
Insider sources say that Gary Kubiak wanted to keep Matt Leinart and that Leinart was heard telling Kubiak that he wanted to sign with a team which would give him a chance to start which makes me wonder why he didn’t just go to Seattle. I honestly don’t see Matt Leinart as posing a threat to Matt Schaub’s starting job while if he had gone to Seattle he would compete with Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst under his former college coach. You would think it would be a no-brainer that he would go to Seattle. Interesting that he decided to stay with the Texans.