In this scenario, Leinart will backup Carson Palmer and Terrelle Pryor will become the third string QB. There is some history to go along with this story. At the University of Southern California, Carson Palmer was preplaced by Matt Leinart and Leinart worked with Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp while Leinart was a QB at the Houston Texans last year.
Leinart suffered a fractured collarbone last year less than two quarters into his first start of the season. He was starting in place of the injured Matt Schaub.