Looks like Matt Leinart isn't going to reunite with Pete Carroll after all. The former Cardinals first round pick reportedly agreed to a deal to return to the Houston Texans. According to Adam Schefter, the deal is worth 5.5 million dollars for two seasons, with 3.75 million in guaranteed money.
Leinart did tell the Texans that he wanted a chance to start, which he probably would have gotten in Seattle in a battle with Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst along with in Washington with John Beck and Rex Grossman. With Houston having an established starter in Matt Schaub, Leinart's only chance to start is if Schaub is injured and winds up missing some time.
Mike Sando of mentioned on ESPN that Leinart probably would not have made much money in Seattle, and that the Seahawks probably only felt lukewarm about him because they made signing Tarvaris Jackson more of a priority.
Although Leinart remains a controversial figure here at RotB, I wish him luck in Houston. I would like to see if he can be successful somewhere in the NFL, and maybe the Texans are the right fit for him.