Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has the internet buzzing over his new and improved body.
The 47-year-old revealed his new look in a workout video he posted to X, formerly known as Twitter, on Friday.
“The Summer transformation is complete… 218 lbs & 7.5 [body fat percentage],” Leaf wrote, adding, “Football season is upon us!! #LFGOOOOO.”
Leaf added in the comments he weighed 274 pounds in March, which means he’s down an impressive 56 pounds.
When asked what his “secret sauce” was in terms of seeing effective results, Leaf explained it’s all about what he is – and is not – eating.
“Food, all food, Paleo,” he wrote. “No processed foods since March. 200 oz Water, strength training 1 to 2 times a week.”
Leaf posted a bunch of crying-laughing emojis in response to someone that said he is “too thin.”
“With your height and structure I see you better at 230-235,” the user wrote.
Leaf showed off his thinner, leaner frame in two videos that featured him doing arm workouts and pushing a weighted device.
Leaf said in another exchange on X he was at his heaviest when he got out of prison in December 2014, after serving more than two years.
“I was 325 lbs when I walked out of prison,” Leaf wrote on X. “Super high blood pressure. It starts like anything, min by min, hr by hr, day by day!”
Leaf was behind bars in a Montana prison for “breaking into a home near Great Falls in 2012 to steal prescription pills,” according to The Associated Press.
Leaf violated his probation for a previous crime committed in the state of Texas in 2008 when he was hit with charges of fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance, according to the report.
A Texas judge sentenced Leaf to five years, but gave him credit for time served.
The former signal-caller responded to someone that asked if he is “using again,” writing: “When I used I ate like s–t, didn’t work out, was a worthless pos. This is the absolute opposite of that.
“You should try it, it’s liberating. If this is a projection, I know the way to freedom. DM me if you need help.”
Leaf, who had a productive three years at Washington State, was selected No. 2 overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 1998 NFL Draft.
The Indianapolis Colts used the top pick overall on future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning.
Leaf lasted four years in the NFL, spending the first three in San Diego. He also had brief runs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys before calling it a career in 2002.
Leaf also responded to someone who tweeted the quarterback is the “most infuriating waste of talent” in sports.
“Dude could have been better than Peyton Manning,” the user wrote. “But he didn’t want to work.”
“Oh I worked, I worked my ass off,” he hit back. “How do you even think I got there in the 1st place?!?
“The ignorance of this social media generation that something that has many different variables why something worked or didn’t at the most demanding job in all of pro sports baffles me.”
Leaf also served as an assistant at West Texas A&M for three years beginning in 2006 but was forced to resign due to personal reasons.
According to media reports, Leaf “asked a player for a pill to help him deal with pain in his wrist dating to his NFL playing days.”
Following his prison sentence, Leaf pursued a career in broadcasting and joined ESPN in 2019 as a game analyst for college games ESPN2 and ESPNU.