In the last decade-plus, it has really paid to be a Philadelphia Eagles quarterback. But while guys like Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick and Kevin Kolb became millionaires many times over, none of them hit the jackpot that Matt Nordgren may be striking.
We know, we know. Who on Earth is Matt Nordgren? Well, he is a reality TV star who spent three weeks on the Eagles roster before being released in the summer of 2006. But according to recent reports, he may also be the latest boy toy of actress/tabloid favorite/train wreck Lindsay Lohan.
OK, OK, we admit calling him a "former Eagles quarterback" and this most recent news "hitting the jackpot" are relative terms here. But we're here for you, and here's the news:
According to multiple reports, the oft-troubled starlet and Nordgren, who threw 14 passes, no TDs and an interception while backing up Vince Young at the University of Texas before his ordering his cup of coffee and leaving it on the counter at Starbucks in the NFL, were seen together in New York this past week. The nature of the encounter varies, depending on what you read.
Nordgren, 30, told Page Six of the New York Post, "We've hung out. But I have been a friend trying to support her for many years now," while adding that the two have been friends for seven years. But the same story quoted a source as saying that Nordgren is telling people the two are dating. Of Lohan, he told the Post: "She's completely sober for months now. She's in a great place, she's thinking clear and working hard and meeting with all the right people."
But E! Online quoted a source as saying: "They have a history of hooking up."
Nordgren is apparently no stranger to celeb hook-ups, the former star of the reality show "Most Eligible Dallas" being previously linked to Vienna Girardi ("The Bachelorette") and Audrina Patridge ("The Hills" and this terrific Carl's Jr. commercial).
Of course, Nordgren has hit the jackpot the more conventional way. According to celebritynetworth.com, he is worth $20 million.
And in case you were wondering (like us), his name is indeed spelled Nordgren (no second E), meaning Tiger can rest easy -- there is no chance of his kids getting wrapped up in the Lohan family .