When Ryan Leaf was drafted with the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft out of Washington State, the quarterback looked like a future star. Well, Leaf never did reach his ceiling and only played in the NFL for four seasons. Despite...Show More Summary
To provide a phrase that I'm relatively certain has never been used and, as of 10 days ago, would never have even been contemplated: "If only Ryan Lochte could be a little more like Ryan Leaf..." In case you missed it, Leaf was in Dallas...Show More Summary
It’s been 18 years since the San Diego Chargers picked QB Ryan Leaf 2nd in the draft to Peyton Manning who’s playing in the Super Bowl this weekend. Leaf is long removed from his playing days where he never lived up to the hype, much like what Johnny Manziel is doing right now. Ryan Leaf, […]
Dubbed Ryan Leaf Jr. of the 3rd round, Ryan Mallett was released from the Houston Texans after 1st missing an entire practice due to not hearing his alarm clock. Then, missing a flight before citing traffic as the reason. Mallett was ultimately released and got an hilarious Wikipedia edit: Someone already edited Ryan Mallett's Wiki… […]
Ryan Leaf went to prison after breaking into a house near Great Falls, Montana in 2012 in order to steal prescription pills.
Ryan Leaf, the controversial former NFL quarterback, has been released from a Montana prison after serving more than two years. According to Judy Beck, spokeswoman for the Montana Department of Corrections, via Andrea Fisher-Nitschke...Show More Summary
The former San Diego Chargers and Washington State player has served more than two years in prison after breaking into a home near Great Falls in 2012 to steal prescription pills
Ryan Leaf was sentenced to five years in prison for violating his probation, but the Texas judge gave him credit for his time served in Montana, so the former QB won't spend any more time behind bars. Read more...
ESPN's Jim Trotter gives a big ol' endorsement of Johnny Manziel's chances of succeeding in the NFL, based largely on his perception of Manziel's mental makeup. To make his case, he contrasts Manziel with another cocky QB prospect, and breaks out a Ryan Leaf story I hadn't heard before: Read more...
Indianapolis Colts fans owe plenty of gratitude to Peyton Manning for years of success, including a Super Bowl title, but it just so happens that they should be thanking infamous draft bust Ryan Leaf as well. According to USA Today's...Show More Summary
Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III? Eli Manning or Philip Rivers? Vince Young or Matt Leinart? Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf? Making the right decision on which quarterback to draft can be the difference between a Super Bowl ring and mediocrity—but in some cases it works out either way. Show More Summary
Of all the jabs Johnny Football has taken this offseason, perhaps the harshest are the comparisons to Ryan Leaf. Just this past week, Sports Illustrated columnist Peter King opened up his “Monday Morning QB” piece with a section entitled,...Show More Summary
If the San Diego Chargers came to terms with Ryan Leaf's nephew, or the Seattle Mariners gave a shot to a relative of former general manager Bill Bavasi, those stories wouldn't be any weirder than this. Among the undrafted free agents...Show More Summary
In the 1998 NFL draft, Colts General Manager Bill Polian had a decision to make: Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf? He chose right, and as a result his job in Indianapolis was safe as long Manning was there. Now Polian is playing a different role, analyzing the draft for ESPN, and he was asked to…
The Arizona Cardinals have benched John Skelton after the quarterback missed a wide-open Larry Fitzgerald in the end zone Sunday. Skelton entered this game against the Atlanta Falcons needing one interception to tie Ryan Leaf's NFL record for most consecutive games played with at least one pick thrown. Show More Summary
It takes a certain type of person to withstand the pressure of being an NFL quarterback. It takes even more to deal with expectations once proving yourself to be among the elite. Unfortunately, there have been some not-so-impressive leaders under center throughout NFL history. Show More Summary
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty two burglary charges and two felony drug possession charges earlier this year. Fox reports that Leaf will begin his sentence by spending the first nine months in an intensive rehabilitation center. He will then be transferred to a pre-release [...]Show More Summary
Fifteen months of compulsory treatment could cut the former NFL QB and painkiller addict's sentence.
Ever since cementing himself as perhaps the biggest bust in NFL history, former San Diego Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf has been plagued by controversy. That continues to be the case as he was sentenced to treatment on Tuesday stemming from an incident in which he broke into a house and stole pain pills. Show More Summary
When it comes to NFL draft busts, the usual names come up like Ryan Leaf, Tony Mandarich, Ki-Jana Carter or the “Boz”. If you look at worst years for draft busts, there’s no doubt 1999 was “Not the Year of the QB’. Tim Couch got the ball rolling as he was the number one overall pick by the Cleveland Browns. Show More Summary