After Kurt Warner's retirement, Leinart was named the presumptive starter.
However, he lost the starting job in training camp to veteran Derek Anderson, who signed with the Cardinals as a free agent before the 2010 season.
“Matt finally asked for Ali’s phone number and she happily gave it to him,” an eyewitness tells Star.
“He promised that he’d call her Hopefully Matty acted quickly knowing that training camp was coming up.
Despite possessing what draft experts believed was a good frame for a quarterback (6'-5”, 230 pounds), they believed his lack of a strong throwing arm, such as that possessed by his predecessor, Carson Palmer (now with the Oakland Raiders), would be a detriment in his professional career.Later on in the day it was announced that Schaub would be out for the season and that Matt Leinart would be the starting QB for the season.Leinart was injured against the Jaguars on November 27, 2011 breaking his collarbone, which ended his season.According to When Ali and Matt met on July 15 at a charity event, sparks flew — especially after they had time to talk by themselves.By the end of the night, the jock scored Ali’s digits.