Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/30/12
USC Trojan Matt Barkley wants to be a pro quarterback, but NFL scouts should look at how overrated USC QBs have been.Matt Leinart won two titles and threw 99 TDs for the USC Trojans. Leinart was the 10th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He held out for $51 million with the Arizona Cardinals, but has played for three different teams with 20 INTs to only 15 TDs. While having a passer rating of 71.6, Leinart has had season ending injuries in 2006 ,2007, and 2011.Carson Palmer won a Heisman Trophy for USC in 2002 with 11,818 yards and 72 TDs. Palmer went to two Pro Bowls as a Cincinnati Bengal and two playoffs, but had knee and elbow injuries that slowed him down. Palmer had thrown 130 INTs in the eight seasons that he has played in the NFL, plus he backed out of a contract with the Bengals in 2011. Since returning to the NFL in 2011, Carson Palmer has held a record of 8-16 as the Oakland Raider QB.Mark Sanchez passed for 3,207 yards and 34 TDs in 2008 as the USC QB, but has become a...
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