Kurt Warner Is Better Than Matt Leinart
It really is as simple as that. Kurt Warner is better than Matt Leinart.
If Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt wants to make his quarterback decision because the 24-year-old Leinart is the future of the franchise and the 36-year-old Warner probably wouldn't be able to make it through the season healthy anyway, fine. But don't insult the intelligence of your players or your fans by claiming that starting Leinart gives the team the best chance to win, because it doesn't.
No one who watched the Cardinals' 26-23 loss to the Baltimore Ravens could possibly believe that Warner isn't better than Leinart right now. Warner and Leinart each threw 20 passes against the Ravens. Leinart completed nine for 53 yards. Warner completed 15 for 258 yards.
It's not like Leinart just had one bad game against the Ravens, either. Leinart was horrible against the 49ers in the opener. He was OK Week 2 against the Seahawks, but still: This is two bad games in three weeks, and the backup quarterback has shown that he's more than capable. If Whisenhunt wants to win now, he needs to go to Warner.
Previously on FanHouse:
Leinart Leaves With Injury, Returns, Should've Probably Stayed Out
Leinart Starts, Gets Hurt, Comes Back, and Is Benched ... All in One Game