I’m rather surprised by this move, as Leigh’s a good agent. But from what I’m reading in a number of areas, Leinart seems to think he should be the number one pick of the NFL Draft and go to the Houston Texans.
Obviously someone’s really fibbing to Matt regarding his chances of being drafted either by the Texans, Saints, or Jets. His best bet is with the Gang Green, but even they may select Jay Cutler, who tests as well as Leinart in workouts.
If Tom Condon, who was hired by Hollywood Agency CAA, told Leinart he could get the Texans to sign him over Reggie Bush, that would be a terrible lie, or the dumbest action the Texans could take. But if the Texans are thinking of trading the pick, anything could happen. But Matt will not be the first selection of the 2006 NFL Draft.
I wonder how much this is connected with Leinart’s showing up at events like The Atlanta Playboy Party. I wonder if Leigh was just trying to reign his client in and it became too much for the USC Prima.
We’ll find out soon.