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Reports: Bills to work out Matt Leinart, John Beck

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10:16 AM ET 08.25 | With EJ Manuel recovering from a knee procedure and Kevin Kolb experiencing "concussion-like symptoms," the Buffalo Bills are reevaluating their quarterback depth chart and won't waste any time bringing in veterans to audition. Multiple reports state former Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart and John Beck are headed to Orchard Park to work out Sunday. Leinart, the 10th overall draft choice in 2006, has played for three NFL teams. He spent his first four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, then one apiece with the Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders. He has been one of the most notable draft busts in recent years. He has a 57.1 career completion percentage with 15 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.

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August 25, 2013  10:20 AM ET

Better grab the best one before the Jets do...

August 25, 2013  10:20 AM ET

WOW!! Calling all clipboard holders...calling all clipboard holders, please contact the Buffalo Bills for immediate consideration to be an "NFL QB".

August 25, 2013  10:22 AM ET

Thinking about bringing in Leinart is the NFL equivalent of a "Break glass in case of emergency" sign.

August 25, 2013  10:35 AM ET

Wow, Arizona Cards East, Kolb now Matt Leinart. Both went to the same drama school. Hangnail High. Without even looking at Beck I say take him.

August 25, 2013  10:48 AM ET

Dial 1-800-DONOVANMCNAB.

August 25, 2013  10:52 AM ET

No! Wait!

Journey to the far off land of Foxboro. Approach slowly, with respect, on your knees, and seek the Hooded One. For it is said that he holds the key to a quarterback from lands far to the south, who runs like a bull elephant, and just needs a bit of tuning on his throwing mechanism.

August 25, 2013  11:13 AM ET

Matt Flynn probably hasn't even unpacked his bags yet.

August 25, 2013  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

No! Wait!Journey to the far off land of Foxboro. Approach slowly, with respect, on your knees, and seek the Hooded One. For it is said that he holds the key to a quarterback from lands far to the south, who runs like a bull elephant, and just needs a bit of tuning on his throwing mechanism.

LOL! When I started reading I kept thinking 'he can't be thinking they would trade Malle?' Well played, sir.

And it is nice to be Abel to quote again.

August 25, 2013  11:18 AM ET

I'm pretty certain Jeff George is still sending out demo tapes.

Tebow time, DD, I wish? Tebow needs somebody as desperate as his game, and they will both prosper in the short term. Denver was desperate when Tebow delivered them a playoff game.

August 25, 2013  11:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Matt Flynn probably hasn't even unpacked his bags yet.

Turns out, giving a guy a big contract on the strength of one good game isn't a good idea.

August 25, 2013  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

No! Wait!Journey to the far off land of Foxboro. Approach slowly, with respect, on your knees, and seek the Hooded One. For it is said that he holds the key to a quarterback from lands far to the south, who runs like a bull elephant, and just needs a bit of tuning on his throwing mechanism.

More like a overhaul, nothing a good QB coach can't fix.

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August 25, 2013  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I'm pretty certain Jeff George is still sending out demo tapes.Tebow time, DD, I wish? Tebow needs somebody as desperate as his game, and they will both prosper in the short term. Denver was desperate when Tebow delivered them a playoff game.

This was usually the time of year when George would let contenders know his arm was rested and ready.

August 25, 2013  11:23 AM ET
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Matt Cassel disagrees.

Shutty. You forgot to make sure you logged out of your dupe last night.

August 25, 2013  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Matt Cassel disagrees.

At least Cassel played a whole season before getting a big contract. Flynn has started a grand total of two games ever.

August 25, 2013  11:33 AM ET

Dieter Brock. Just for the name.

August 25, 2013  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

At least Cassel played a whole season before getting a big contract. Flynn has started a grand total of two games ever.

For some reason that was the first name that came to mind, even though it was a crap example.

August 25, 2013  11:41 AM ET

Kyle Orton. We'll give you Kyle Orton. Please.

August 25, 2013  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

For some reason that was the first name that came to mind, even though it was a crap example.

Ahh...I probably would have picked Kevin Kolb.

 
August 25, 2013  11:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Ahh...I probably would have picked Kevin Kolb.

Would have been a much better name. Hate throwing the kid under the bus though.

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