Super Bowl betting fans saw the Cardinals do what was considered the impossible as they made the 2008-09 Super Bowl and were back in the NFL betting playoffs for 2009. Warner proved to be the Super Bowl betting difference in leading the Cardinals to their most successful back-to-back NFL betting seasons in franchise history.
His departure into the sunset opens plenty of NFL gambling questions and doubts about the Cardinals ability to make the Super Bowl betting board in 2010. This sets the stage for Matt Leinart to resurrect his career for the 2010 Super Bowl betting season as the starting quarterback job is likely his to lose.
Leinart will be a 5th year pro, who was drafted number one out of USC where he was a Heisman Trophy winner. When Leinart was drafted he was considered to be the man that would lead Arizona to the Super Bowl betting promised land.
Leinart disappointed Cardinal brass early in his career with a care free attitude and lack of a solid and serious work ethic. The Cardinals have been complimentary of Leinart the past two Super Bowl betting seasons, however, saying that he was studious in backing up Warner.
Leinart has just one start in the past two seasons but he will have plenty of Super Bowl betting assets to work with. Running back Beanie Wells, along with wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin will give Leinart plenty of options to share the ball with.
Arizona finished the 2009 Super Bowl betting season with a record of 10-6 straight up and 9-7 against the spread. They lost at eventual NFC champion New Orleans in the second round of the playoffs 14-45 as 7-point dogs after winning their wild card round game at home against the Green Bay Packers 51-45 in overtime as 2.5-point dogs.
The Cardinals will also have to work to shore up their defense, which imploded in the playoffs after showing improvement during the regular season.