So with Matt Leinart once again on the verge of losing the starting job that he was supposed to carry into the regular season, there have been rumors and speculation that the Cardinals could trade the 2004 Heisman winner who was the 10th pick in the 2006 draft.
As a league source explained to us on Monday, Leinart's current contract isn't conducive to a trade. He's due to earn a base salary of $2.485 million in 2010, which is simply too much money for a guy who won't waltz right in and take over another team's starting job. More importantly, Leinart's salary spikes to $7.36 million in 2011.
Thus, the Cardinals' options will be to keep him or to cut him.