Ryan Leaf Net Worth
Ryan Leaf is a former American football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for four seasons and has a net worth of $1 thousand. Ryan Leaf earned his net worth as an American football player. He was the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft after a successful college career at Washington State University. In 1998 the San Diego Chargers selected Leaf as the second overall pick in the NFL draft behind Peyton Manning. He announced that he would forego his senior year at Washington State and turn professional. Entering the 1998 draft, Manning and Leaf were widely considered to be the two best players available, and scouts and analysts debated whether Leaf or Manning should be selected first. The Chargers signed Leaf to a four-year contract worth $31.25 million, including a guaranteed $11.25 million signing bonus. San Diego's high hopes for Leaf were soon dashed, as his rookie season was marked by bad performances. He skipped a symposium that was mandatory for all players who were drafted, resulting in a fine. He had a bad relationship with the media and his teammates. He missed his entire second season due to a shoulder injury uncovered by a pre-season physical. He started the first two games of the 2000 season, completing less than half of his pass attempts and throwing for five interceptions and one touchdown. After being waived by San Diego in March, 2001, he was claimed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who were intrigued by his physical talent and planned to develop his abilities more slowly by having him watch and learn.With high expectations, his NFL career did not go as planned. Injuries on the field resulted in eight surgeries in 15 years, leading to an addiction to prescription painkillers. Ryan Leaf was born on May 15, 1976 in Great Falls, Montana.
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Ryan Leaf Earnings
- Dallas Cowboys (2001-02)$301,889
- San Diego Chargers (2000-01)$2,733,600