Will Matt Leinart establish himself as a reliable fantasy quarterback in 2010?
In Arizona, Whisenhunt vowed to build the Cardinals similarly -- from the ground up. But five games into Whisenhunt's rookie season as coach, Leinart injured his shoulder, and the head coach went to Plan B.
But now Warner is in retirement and Boldin is in Baltimore, so don't be surprised if the Cardinals revert to Plan A. That means a healthy dose of Beanie Wells running behind a revamped offensive line, with a little Tim Hightower sprinkled in -- and not nearly as much fantasy value from the quarterback position.
Leinart presumably learned a thing or two from watching a future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback the past couple of seasons, but that still doesn't give him Warner's savvy or his arm strength.
Not that the new-look Cardinals need Leinart to be Warner. Instead, Whisenhunt likely will ask far less of the lefthander. Leinart will need to be efficient and mistake-free -- and hand off the ball to Wells a lot.
Bottom line: Leinart could very well establish himself as a reliable quarterback for Arizona, but don't confuse that with him being a reliable quarterback for your fantasy team.