Maybe Tom Brady and Matt Leinart are an odd workout combo. Maybe not. But Leinart, the 10th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft who has yet to out-duel veteran Kurt Warner for the starting job in Arizona, confirmed during an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show on Friday that he has worked out with Brady at UCLA.
From the sounds of it, the one-on-one time with Brady was beneficial for Leinart.
“Talking to him, he’s like a machine,” said Leinart. “Obviously, I believe he’s probably going to be one of the best, if not the best, quarterbacks to play when he’s done. Just to pick his brain. He’s such a technician. He’s a perfectionist in how he throws the ball, how the ball comes out of his hand. Just the little things. Everyone is different, obviously. I mean, Brett Favre is one of those guys whose technique, he never really cared, he just played. But Tom is one of those guys who is so precise in what he does, which makes him so good. He’s all about his work and focus.
“He saw some things in my footwork during the season, and also my throwing motion, which we helped a little bit. Just little things like shortening up my stride when I throw and keeping my elbow up a little higher. Actually, I worked on it a lot when I got back to Arizona in the offseason and throughout OTAs that we’re doing right now. It’s actually helped me a lot.”