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Report: Redskins interested in Matt Leinart

Throughout the offseason, Washington Redskins fans have asked the following when it comes to the quarterback position:

Who will start for Washington in 2011?

A.) John Beck

B.) Rex Grossman

C.) A quarterback to be named later

Vince Young’s name had been mentioned at one point, and although there were people within the organization that last season would’ve preferred Young over McNabb, the chances of him coming to Washington this season don’t appear to be great.

Kyle Orton’s name was tossed about on sports-talk radio shows when it was learned Tuesday that the Broncos plan on putting him on the trading block.

Now another quarterback has been linked to the Redskins. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that the Redskins have entered the bidding for Matt Leinart and that the former USC star is weighing offers from Washington and the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle just signed Tavaris Jackson, and there were reports that Leinart was on his way there as well. Turns out that’s not a done deal yet.

Leinart has been a disappointment thus far in his career, but he’s still young and has time to turn things around. Keep in mind that last season, he played in Houston for Gary Kubiak, a Mike Shanahan disciple, and so he likely has just about as much familiarity with the Redskins’ system as Beck does. Could Leinart beat out Beck and Grossman for the starting job? You wouldn’t exactly call it mission impossible.

Stay tuned . . .

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.


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