Famously known as an American Football player, Matthew Stephen Leinart is mostly known as a professional football quarterback who played for Arizona Cardinals, and he is the receiver of the Heisman trophy award. He is termed unique because he is a left-hand player. After retiring from the famous sport, he is doing an incredible job as a research analyst. Below is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Matt Leinart in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Being born in Santa Ana, California in 1983, Leinart’s early life was not a merry one because he was born with strabismus, i.e. his left eye was not correctly aligned with his right eye. He had to undergo a surgery at the age of three and started wearing special glasses which made it easy for the bullies to tease him. While speaking about his early life, Leinart said that he felt terrible being ridiculed for being fat with glasses, but nothing stopped this famous personality because this incident made him participate in sports.
He later attended Mater Dei High School, and because of his outstanding performance, he was named as the Gatorade California high school football player of the year. He then attended the University of Southern California (USC) and played under the USC Trojans football team.
Leinart was in a relationship with the former USC women’s basketball player Brynn Cameron and also had a son with her, but they broke up before the baby was born. They were said to have a dispute over child support but it later got settled, and the American football quarterback has a regular schedule for visiting his son. In May 2018, Leinart got married to ‘The Mentalist’ actress Josie Loren.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Before becoming a professional football player, Leinart played for the USC where the team won the 2003 national championships, where they beat out the University of Michigan. Leinart’s career boosted when he started playing for the Arizona Cardinals from 2006 to 2009, he then played for Houston Texans from 2010 to 2011 and then for the Oakland Raiders in 2012. He also played for the Buffalo Bills in 2013.
Apart from the Heisman Trophy, Leinart won many awards and accolades like the Walter Camp Award, Victor Award, Unitas Award, etc. In 2004, ESPN.com and Rivals.com named him as the player of the year.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The former football player has an estimated net worth of $20 million. His high-end earnings started when he signed a six-year contract of $51 million with the Arizona Cardinals in 2006. His other earnings also include working for the Pac- 12 networks and also appearing on the podcast of Pardon my Take – Barstool Sports.
Leaving NFL did not stop Leinart from pursuing other things where he did not only become a television sports analyst but has also become a licensed agent. He terms his hand into real estate as a chance to learn and grow where he truly sets an example for the retired sports professionals.