ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that the Arizona Cardinals are looking to part ways with quarterback Matt Leinart, just a day after it was announced that he wouldn’t be the starter for the Cardinals in their final preseason game.
According to Schefter, the Buffalo Bills are included on a list of three teams that are showing immediate interest in Leinart, including the Oakland Raiders and the New York Giants. The Giants are in need of a good quality back-up quarterbackafter Jim Sorgi suffered a season ending shoulder injury. Sorgi has spent the majority of his career as the Peyton Manning’s back-up in Indianapolis.
To the contrary however, are the reports from the Buffalo Bills that state they haven’t in fact been in contact with the Cardinals. The possibility of interest from the Bills wouldn’t be surprising, given that their offensive coordinator was the running backs coach in Arizona. If this had come up as a possibility during mini-camps and OTAs, it would have been very possible Leinart would be jogging out of the tunnel in a Bills jersey.
Do the Bills really want or need Leinart though?
Simply put, the answer is no. The Bills seem to have their quarterback depth chart figured out and I wouldn’t be surprised if they traded away Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Brohm, or both. As this has become Trent Edward’s team yet again, he will have one last chance to showcase his skills. If he succeeds, the Bills have a franchise quarterback. If he fails, like most predict he will (myself not included), then the Bills draft a franchise type quarterback next season. Bringing in a Matt Leinart into a sub-par and volatile quarterback battle wouldn’t have improved the situation and probably is that reason it wasn’t happened.