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Matt Leinart doesn’t want to be a backup quarterback

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It may not matter whether the Bills have discussed trading for Matt Leinart or not because Leinart doesn’t want a backup gig.

FOX’s Jay Glazer joined the Dan Patrick Show Wednesday to talk about Leinart. Glazer says he’s received calls from teams that wanted a reference on Leinart’s character. (Glazer has worked out Leinart in the past through his MMA training.)

Leinart didn’t know teams were calling about him, but he made his wishes clear to Glazer: Leinart doesn’t want to be a backup quarterback. He feels “He’s done enough in this league . . . he wants to be a starter somewhere.”

Wait, what?

In his appearances since 2006, including six starts, Leinart has thrown three touchdowns and eight interceptions. That’s enough to just show up as a starter somewhere?

Leinart is getting bad advice or just remains clueless about his value. He’s not the hot young prospect anymore; he’s David Carr. A best case scenario for Leinart would be to find the right situation as a backup where he could learn a productive offense, and rehab his value should he get a chance on the field.

Saying he’s “done enough” in the NFL will only cause teams to think twice about Leinart.

If he doesn’t want to be a backup, he may have to think hard about whether he wants to be a NFL quarterback at all.