Texans Cut Draft Bust Matt Leinart

Updated: March 12, 2012

Matt Leinart. At one time he quarterbacked a team that was unbeatable in college football. Now he will best be known as a Trivia Pursuit: Sports Edition Answer. The Houston Texans have decided that TJ Yated will be their backup QB going forward and are cutting Leinart loose.

Adam Schefter reports:

This is not to make room for Peyton Manning: Texans cut quarterback Matt Leinart.

Drafted 10 overall from USC in 2006 after shunning the 2005 draft where he was expected to be the #1 overall pick, Leinart’s career has been a story of a player who just could not stay on the field. Whether it was getting beat out by a veteran, getting injured, or losing his spot to a rookie things just haven’t gone Matt’s way. Hopefully he has something lined up off the field because his career could easily be over now.

Written by D. Wash

Founder, MockDraftHQ.com (2006). Denver Broncos fan. I love football, technology, and battle rap. Shannon Sharpe is the greatest. Everything else is debatable.