When the Indianapolis Colts fired Frank Reich as head coach, they immediately named Jeff Saturday as interim head coach – making him one of the latest NFL players turned coaches. It was a hasty decision that was met with a lot of criticism, even from inside the organization, but that didn’t stop owner Jim Irsay.
Last weekend, we saw Jeff Saturday make his debut against the Las Vegas Raiders – a road game that had the Colts listed as heavy underdogs. Despite the entire NFL community writing them off, Saturday (with the help of his coaching staff) led Indianapolis to a thrilling 25-20 victory, improving to 4-5-1.
The Colts got off to an early 10-0 start and while the Raiders kept battling back, the Colts always had an answer. Las Vegas took the lead twice in the second half, but Indy responded with a TD both times – the second of which was a 35-yard game-winning TD from Matt Ryan to Parris Campbell with 5 minutes left.
20 Other Notable NFL Players Turned Coaches
It’s common for NFL players-turned-coaches to receive a mix of criticism and support once hired – some people will love the hire, while others are going to hate it. That’s certainly the case with Jeff Saturday, who has only coached 36 games (20-16) at the high school level – no college or NFL coaching experience.
On one hand, Colts’ owner Jim Irsay defended his decision, citing a familiarity with the team culture and familiarity with winning inside the building – Saturday spent 13 seasons with the Colts and won a Super Bowl in 2007. On the other hand, many believed there were other – more qualified – coaches available.
Whether or not you agree with the decision, Saturday is one of the latest NFL players-turned-coaches and there’s nothing we can do about it. Not only that, but he’s 1-0 as head coach and will look to prove all the doubters wrong. Meanwhile, let’s take a closer look at some other notable NFL players turned coaches.
20. Jim Haslett
Jim Haslett was drafted by the Buffalo Bills with the 51st overall pick (2nd round) in 1979. The linebacker spent eight years in the NFL and recorded 7.5 sacks, 6 interceptions, and 12 fumble recoveries in 94 games. He was named Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1979 with two interceptions and one sack.
Haslett began his coaching career in 1988 as an assistant coach with the University at Buffalo. His first NFL coaching job was as linebackers coach for the Los Angeles Raiders. Between 2000 and 2005, he led the Saints to a 45-51 record as head coach and led the Rams to a 2-10 record in 2008 as head coach.
19. Bill Cowher
Bill Cowher went undrafted in the 1979 draft, but signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and made his NFL debut with the Cleveland Browns in 1980. The linebacker only played in 45 games in four seasons – he once tackled a young Jeff Fisher (another future coach), who suffered a career-ending injury as a result.
Cowher made the transition to coaching in 1985 when he joined the Cleveland Browns as a special teams coach. By 1992, he was the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers – a role he held until 2006. During that time, he led them to a 149-90-1 record – including two Super Bowl appearances and one Super Bowl win.
18. Herm Edwards
Herm Edwards went undrafted in the 1977 NFL Draft, but eventually signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. He went on to play 10 seasons in the NFL – nine of which with the Eagles. He finished his career with 33 interceptions, 6 fumble recoveries, and 2 defensive TDs. He had 13 interceptions in his first two seasons.
Edwards began his coaching career at San Jose State in 1987. He returned to the NFL in 1992, this time as a defensive backs coach for the Chiefs. He was head coach of the Jets (39-41 record) between 2001 and 2005, and head coach of the Chiefs (15-33) between 2006 and 2008. He’s now working with ESPN.
17. Leslie Frazier
Leslie Frazier went undrafted out of Alcorn State in the 1981 NFL Draft, but it didn’t take long for the Chicago Bears to snag him as a free agent. He spent five years in the NFL, all with the Bears – recording 20 interceptions and 2 touchdowns before retiring. He won a Super Bowl with Chicago in his final season.
Frazier was named head coach at Trinity International University between 1988 and 1996. After a brief college stint, he made his return to the NFL as a defensive backs coach. He has excelled as a defensive coordinator (currently in Buffalo), but also has a 21-32-1 record as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.
16. Don Shula
Don Shula was drafted by the Chicago Bears with the 110th overall pick (9th round) in 1951. He spent seven seasons in the NFL and had 21 interceptions in 73 games (60 starts). He had back-to-back seasons with five interceptions in 1954 and 1955, and also grabbed four interceptions as a rookie.
Shula started his coaching career at the college level, but eventually returned to the NFL – going 71-23-4 as head coach of the Ravens between 1963 and 1969. He then had a legendary stint with Miami, going 257-133-2 between 1975 and 1995. They won back-to-back Super Bowls, including a perfect season.
15. Jack Del Rio
Jack Del Rio was drafted by the New Orleans Saints with the 68th overall pick (3rd round) in 1985. The linebacker spent 11 years in the NFL, retiring with 1,005 tackles, 13.0 sacks, 12 forced fumbles, 14 fumble recoveries, 13 interceptions, and 3 touchdowns. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 1994.
Del Rio made the transition to coach in 1997 as an assistant strength coach. He worked his way up to LB coach, defensive coordinator, and eventually head coach of various teams. He led the Jaguars to a 68-71 record as head coach in 2003-2011, and then the Raiders to a 25-23 record as head coach in 2015-2017.
14. Marty Schottenheimer
Marty Schottenheimer was drafted by the Buffalo Bills with the 56th overall pick (7th round) in 1965. The linebacker spent six seasons in the NFL – four with the Bills and two with the Patriots. He retired with 3.0 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, 6 interceptions, and one defensive touchdown in 79 games played (11 starts).
Schottenheimer joined the WFL, Schottenheimer returned to the NFL as a linebackers coach in 1975. He was head coach of the Browns, Chiefs, Commanders, and Chargers between 1984 and 2006 – leading his teams to a combined 200-126-1 record (5-13 in the playoffs), but never made it to the Super Bowl.
13. Jim Harbaugh
Jim Harbaugh was drafted by the Chicago Bears with the 26th overall pick (1st round) in 1987. He spent 14 seasons in the NFL and had a 66-74-0 record as starting quarterback. He threw for 26,288 yards, 129 touchdowns, and 117 interceptions. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 1995 with a career-high 17 TDs.
Harbaugh has spent time as head coach in both college and professional football. He has a 129-51 record in college and a 44-19-1 record in the NFL. In four seasons with the 49ers, he made three NFC Championship appearances and one Super Bowl appearance. He’s now 71-24 with Michigan since 2015.
12. Jim Ringo
Jim Ringo was drafted by the Green Bay Packers with the 80th overall pick (7th round) in 1953. He spent 15 seasons in the NFL – 11 with the Packers and four with the Eagles. He was one of the premier centers throughout the 50s and 60s. The Hall of Famer was a 10-time Pro Bowler and two-time NFL champion.
Ringo was hired as an offensive line coach by the Chicago Bears in 1969. He had one short stint as head coach of the Buffalo Bills, leading the team to a tumultuous 3-20 record between 1976 and 1977. He later returned to coaching the offensive line and also had a few stints as offensive coordinator in the AFC East.
11. Otto Graham
Otto Graham was drafted by the Detroit Lions with the No. 4 overall pick (1st round) in 1944, but his NFL debut was delayed due to the war. He went on to have a 10-year career, throwing for 23,584 yards, 174 touchdowns, and 135 interceptions. The Bears went 57-13-1 with him as QB between 1950 and 1955.
Graham didn’t have a long coaching career, but it was a coaching career nonetheless. He was hired as head coach of the Coast Guard Bears in 1959 and later returned to the NFL in 1966 to serve as head coach and GM of the Washington Redskins (Commanders). The team went 17-22-3 under his leadership.
10. Norm Van Brocklin
Norm Van Brocklin was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams with the 37th overall pick (4th round) in 1960. He spent 12 seasons in the NFL – 9 with the Rams and 3 with the Eagles. In 101 games as starting QB, he had a 61-36-4 record and threw for 23,611 yards, 173 TDs, and 178 interceptions (140 games total).
Van Brocklin was named head coach of the Minnesota Vikings in 1961, the year after he retired. He led the team to a 29-51-4 record in six seasons before being named head coach of the Atlanta Falcons in 1968. In seven seasons with Atlanta, he had a 37-49-3 record. He never made it to the postseason.
9. Sammy Baugh
Sammy Baugh was drafted by the Washington Redskins with the No. 6 overall pick (1st round) in 1937. He spent 16 seasons in the NFL – all of which with Washington. In 167 games played and 84 games started, he threw for 21,886 yards and 187 TDs. The Hall of Fame QB won two NFL championships.
Baugh had a short coaching career that began at the college level in 1955 when he was named head coach of Hardin-Simmons University. He then coached the New York Titans in 1960 and 1961, and the Houston Oilers in 1964 – leading his teams to an 18-24 record – before retiring for good in 1965.
8. Mike Singletary
Mike Singletary was drafted by the Chicago Bears with the 38th overall pick (2nd round) in 1981. He spent 12 seasons in the league – all of which with the Bears. He retired with 19.0 sacks, 12 fumble recoveries, and 7 interceptions. He was a two-time Defensive Player of the Year and one-time champ.
Singletary began his coaching career as a linebackers coach with the Baltimore Ravens in 2003. He was head coach of the San Francisco 49ers between 2008 and 2010, leading the team to an 18-22 record. He was most recently the defensive coordinator for the TSL Generals in 2020, a spring football league.
7. Forrest Gregg
Forrest Gregg was drafted by the Green Bay Packers with the 20th overall pick (2nd round) in 1956. He spent 15 seasons in the league – 14 of which with the Packers. The Hall of Famer was one of the premier offensive lineman throughout the 50s and 60s, winning 3 Super Bowls and 5 NFL Championships.
Gregg was hired as an offensive line coach by the San Diego Chargers in 1972, a year after he retired. He spent 11 seasons as head coach in the NFL – going 75-85-1 with the Browns, Bengals, and Packers between 1975 and 1987. He led the Bengals to a Super Bowl appearance in 1981, but failed to win it.
6. Curly Lambeau
Curly Lambeau is the co-founder of the Packers. He spent 10 years with the team as a player between 1919 and 1929. He was a player-captain for the first year, but was promoted to player-coach in 1920 – the Packers joined the NFL a year later. He was the team’s primary runner and passer throughout the 1920s.
Lambeau ended up coaching the Packers for 29 years between 1921 and 1949. He led the team to a 209-104-21 record, including six NFL championships. He also coached the Chicago Cardinals and Washington Redskins between 1950 and 1953, but didn’t have much success with either team.
5. Raymond Berry
Raymond Berry was drafted by the Baltimore Colts with the 232nd overall pick (20th round) in 1954. He spent 13 seasons in the NFL – all of which with Baltimore. In 154 games, he retired with 631 catches for 9,275 yards and 68 touchdowns. He won two NFL Championships and was a six-time Pro Bowler.
Berry transitioned to coaching in 1968 when he was hired as wide receivers coach for the Dallas Cowboys. He was the head coach of the New England Patriots between 1984 and 1989, leading the team to a 48-39-0 record and one Super Bowl appearance in 1986. He was fired after a 5-11 record in 1989.
4. Art Shell
Art Shell was drafted by the Oakland Raiders with the 80th overall pick (3rd round) in 1968. He spent 15 seasons in the NFL – all of which with the Raiders. He was one of the premier offensive tackles in the league throughout the 1970s. He won two Super Bowls and was an eight-time Pro Bowl tackle.
Shell was hired as an offensive line coach for the Raiders in 1983, a year after he retired as a player. He was named head coach of the team in 1989 and led them to a 54-38 record over the next six seasons. The Raiders fired him after the 1994 season, but returned in 2006 – just to lead them to a 2-14 record.
3. Dick LeBeau
Dick LeBeau was drafted by the Browns with the 58th overall pick (5th round) in 1959, but was quickly cut and signed by the Lions. He spent his entire 14-year career with Detroit, totaling 62 interceptions and four touchdowns. The three-time Pro Bowler was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a player in 2010.
LeBeau was hired by the Eagles as a special teams coach in 1973. He held various defensive coaching positions with various teams until joining the Cincinnati Bengals as head coach in 2000. He led the team to a 12-33 record in three seasons – the team failed to make the playoffs each year he was head coach.
2. Joe Schmidt
Joe Schmidt was drafted by the Detroit Lions with the 86th overall pick (7th round) in 1960. He spent his entire 13-year career with the team, retiring with 17 fumble recoveries, 24 interceptions, and 3 defensive touchdowns. He was a 10-time Pro Bowl player, two-time NFL Champion, and Hall of Fame linebacker.
Two years after retiring, Schmidt was hired to be the new head coach of the Lions – the only team he ever played or coached for. Between 1967 and 1972, he led the team to a respectable 43-34-7 record. And while they made the playoffs during the 1970 season, he couldn’t lead the team to a playoff victory.
1. Mike Ditka
Mike Ditka was drafted by the Chicago Bears with the No. 5 overall pick (1st round) in 1961. He spent 12 years as an NFL tight end, having one of the best rookie seasons of any tight end in NFL history. He recorded 427 catches, 5,812 yards, and 43 touchdowns. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988.
After retiring, Ditka was hired by the Dallas Cowboys as an assistant coach between 1973 and 1981. He made his return to the Bears’ organization in 1982 when he was hired as head coach. He led the team to a 106-62 record over 11 seasons – including a Super Bowl win in 1986. He also coached the Saints.
Potential Future NFL Players Turned Coaches
Most NFL players-turned-coaches have a few things in common – they have a high football IQ, they’re known as a leader in the locker room, and they’re good-hearted people. They have a passion not just for playing football, but teaching football and helping evolve the game for future generations to enjoy.
Today, there are several players – current and former – that I would be interested to see as a head coach. Some of those players include Ryan Fitzpatrick, Luke Kuechly, Ray Lewis, Jason Witten, J.J. Watt, Nick Mangold, Larry Fitzgerald, Alex Smith, and more. Can you imagine any of them as head coach?
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At the end of the day, we’re unlikely to see any of them make a run at head coach anytime soon. That’s okay, we get to watch Jeff Saturday fulfill that role for the rest of the season as he attempts to earn a full-time role as Colts’ head coach. In order for that to happen, he’s going to have to keep winning games.
Deion Sanders Accepts Head Coaching Job at University of Colorado and 15 Other Retired NFL Players Doing Big Things Today
Deion Sanders is one of the many retired NFL players turning to coaching in their post-playing career. It all started when he became the head coach at Prime Prep Academy – a school co-founded by him. He was then head coach of Triple A Academy before becoming offensive coordinator for Trinity Christian HS.
After coaching his sons for several years at Trinity Christian, Sanders broke the internet when he became the head coach at Jackson State University – one of the largest HBCU’s in the United States – in 2020. He coached them to a 27-5 record over the past three years, including a perfect 12-0 record this season.
On December 3rd, he broke the internet yet again when he decided to leave his job at Jackson State to become the head coach at the University of Colorado. It’ll be the first NCAA Division I FBS head coaching job of his career as he continues to climb the ranks. Will Primetime rise to the occasion? Or will he fail?
Other Retired NFL Players Doing Big Things Today
So far, Deion Sanders has shown an incredible ability to lead young men to success. He definitely has the knowledge, he has more than enough experience, and no one is questioning his passion. With so many retired NFL players struggling to make ends meet in their post-playing days, it’s good to see Deion on top.
The Colorado Buffaloes joined the Pac-12 Conference in 2011. They haven’t won a division championship since 2016, a conference championship since 2001, or a bowl game since 2004. Deion will be pinned up against some of the best schools in the nation, including Utah, USC, Oregon, Washington, and more.
For now, Deion Sanders is preparing to coach his team in the SWAC championship on Saturday – his final game with Jackson State before heading to Colorado for good. That might seem like a world away, but let’s pass the time by taking a look at some of the other retired NFL players doing big things today.
15. Pat McAfee
Pat McAfee was a punter who spent eight seasons in the NFL – all of which with the Indianapolis Colts. He was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round (No. 222 overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. In 127 career games played, he punted the ball 575 times for 26,653 yards – his longest punt was 75 yards.
Today, McAfee is one of the best personalities when it comes to football analysts. He is absolutely killin’ it with his The Pat McAfee Show on YouTube and can also be seen on ESPN’s College Gameday as a college football analyst. He even signed a contract to be a color commentator for the WWE in 2019.
14. Ryan Fitzpatrick
Ryan Fitzpatrick was a quarterback who spent 17 years in the NFL with nine different teams. He played in 166 games and started in 147 of them – leading his teams to a 59-87-1 record as starter. He retired after the 2021 season with 34,990 yards, 223 touchdowns, 169 interceptions, and 21 rushing TDs.
Earlier this year, Fitzpatrick signed a contract to be an analyst for Amazon Prime’s Thursday Night Football pregame and postgame show. He joins several other retired NFL players doing big things today – including Andrew Whitworth, Richard Sherman, and Tony Gonzalez. They all had incredible careers.
13. Myron Rolle
Myron Rolle didn’t have as good of a career in the NFL as the others on this list, but he also took a much more unique path than most other retired NFL players. It all started when he retired from the league after just three seasons with the Titans and Steelers – during that time, he never once appeared in a game.
Rolle enrolled at the Florida State University College of Medicine in 2013 and graduated four years later. After a neurosurgery residency, he eventually became a Global Neurosurgery Fellow at Harvard Medical School. Not many retired NFL players can say they became a neurosurgeon in their post-playing days.
12. Eddie George
Eddie George was drafted by the Houston Oilers with the No. 14 overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft. In nine seasons, he played in 141 games and totaled 10,441 rushing yards, 2,227 receiving yards, and 78 total touchdowns. He was a four-time Pro Bowl running back and was Offensive Rookie of the Year.
On April 13, 2021, George signed a five-year contract to be the new head coach at Tennessee State University. Over the past two seasons, he has led the team to a 9-13 record. It’s his first time coaching and he’s still figuring things out, but I think he has a good future as a coach – at some level, at least.
11. Ryan Clark
Ryan Clark spent 13 seasons in the NFL between 2002 and 2014 with the Stelers, Redskins, and Giants. In 177 games played, he recorded 938 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 55 passes defensed, and 16 interceptions. He was a Pro Bowl safety and even won a Super Bowl in 2009.
Ever since signing a contract with ESPN upon his retirement from the NFL, Clark has been a vital piece to the network – and not just in football. He makes frequent appearances on NFL Live, SportsCenter, Get Up!, First Take, and more. He also has an MMA podcast with Daniel Cormier titled DC & RC on ESPN.
10. Troy Aikman
Troy Aikman was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys with the No. 1 overall pick in 1989. He spent 12 years in the NFL, throwing for 32,942 yards and 165 touchdowns in 165 games – he had a 94-71-0 record as a starter. He was a six-time Pro Bowl quarterback, three-time Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Famer.
After retiring from the NFL, Aikman joined FOX as a color commentator and spent 20 years alongside Joe Buck as they became one of the NFL’s best duos in the booth. Earlier this year, they switched over to ESPN for their Monday Night Football broadcast and have been competing with the Manning brothers.
9. Eli Manning
Eli Manning was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2004 – originally going to the Chargers, but was traded to the NY Giants. He spent his entire 16-year career in the NFL with the team, throwing for 57,023 yards and 366 touchdowns in that time. He won two Super Bowl championships and two Super Bowl MVPs.
Ever since the start of the 2021 season, Eli has teamed up with his brother to form the ManningCast for ESPN – a sort of talk show that happens during the Monday Night Football game. Not only that, but Eli has been hosting Eli’s Places on ESPN – a TV series highlighted around college football across the US.
8. Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 1998 and spent 13 years with the Colts before playing four years with the Broncos. He had a 186-79-0 record as a starting QB, throwing for 71,940 yards and 539 touchdowns. The two-time Super Bowl winner was inducted into the Hall of Fame last year.
Like we described with his younger brother above, Peyton has teamed up with Eli since 2021 for ESPN’s ManningCast. He had a show called Peyton’s Places – which is where Eli got the idea from – for three seasons. Peyton also hosted the 2017 ESPYs and co-hosted the 2022 CMA Awards with Luke Bryan.
7. Mike Vrabel
Mike Vrabel was a third-round draft choice of the Steelers in 1997 and spent 14 seasons in the NFL – also playing for the Patriots and Chiefs. He was a Pro Bowl linebacker with the Patriots in 2007 and retired with 762 tackles, 63 tackles for loss, 57.0 sacks, 19 forced fumbles, and 11 interceptions.
Upon his retirement, Vrabel began a coaching career at Ohio State – he was a linebackers coach. He made the move up to the NFL in 2014 when the Texans hired him as a LB coach. He has been the head coach of the Titans since 2018, leading them to a 48-30 record, and was Coach of the Year last season.
6. Terry Crews
Much like Myron Rolle from above, Terry Crews didn’t exactly have an illustrious career in the NFL. He was an 11th-round draft choice of the Rams in 1991 and played in 32 games over the next four years with five different teams. He only recorded three total tackles on defense, two of which came in 1995.
In 1997, Crews announced his retirement from football as he looked to pursue a career in acting. That career has gone much better for him, becoming one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors. He has been featured in a number of big TV shows and films, and is currently the host of America’s Got Talent.
5. Dan Campbell
Dan Campbell was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round in 1999. He spent 10 years in the NFL, eventually retiring in 2009 with 91 catches for 934 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was never really a featured tight end, but his passion for the game ran deep and that’s what he was most known for.
Campbell began his coaching career with the Miami Dolphins in 2010 and was later named interim head coach in 2015. He became an assistant head coach in New Orleans before being hired as head coach of the Detroit Lions in 2021. The team went 3-13 last season, but have improved greatly this year at 6-7.
4. Michael Strahan
Michael Strahan was a second round draft choice of the New York Giants in 1993 and spent his entire 15-year career with the team between 1993 and 2007. He retired with 854 tackles, 141.5 sacks, 24 forced fumbles, 4 interceptions, and 3 touchdowns. He was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2001.
Since retiring, Strahan has become one of the biggest personalities on TV – not just as a football analyst, but as a daytime TV host. You can see him on Fox NFL Sunday talking football, or on Good Morning America throughout the week. He’s also the host of ABC’s Pyramid game show – he seems to do it all!
3. Tony Romo
Tony Romo went undrafted out of college, but eventually signed with the Dallas Cowboys – where he spent his entire 13-year career in the NFL. During that time, he had a 78-49-0 record as starter and threw for 34,183 yards and 248 TDs. He was a four-time Pro Bowl QB, but never played well in the playoffs.
In addition to the flurry of commercials he’s in, Romo is one of the best color analysts in the NFL right now. He joined CBS Sports shortly after retiring and has continued to put his bright football mind to the task each and every week. His predictions and ability to read the flow of the game is incredible.
2. John Lynch
John Lynch was a third-round draft pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1993 and spent the next 11 years with the team before playing his final four years with the Broncos. The Hall of Fame safety retired with 1,059 tackles, 13.0 sacks, 26 interceptions, 16 forced fumbles, and nine Pro Bowl selections.
Lynch spent the decade following his retirement behind the booth, establishing himself as a quality color commentator for NFL on Fox. In 2017, he was hired as the new GM of the San Francisco 49ers. The team is 49-46-0 since becomingGM, including an NFC Championship and one Super Bowl appearance.
1. Marcus Spears
Marcus Spears was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft and spent the next eight years with the team before finishing his career in Baltimore. He retired with 236 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, and 3 forced fumbles in 124 games played – including 90 games started.
Over the past seven years, Spears has built quite a career for himself in front of the camera. He started off with a show about hunting, fishing, and more before making regular appearances on the SEC Network to talk football. He’s now one of the biggest personalities ESPN has – properly referred to as ‘Swagu.’
Retired NFL Players Still Have So Much Left to Give
Every year, the NFL sees several high-profile players announce their retirement from the league. It’s a sentimental moment for some, considering they’ve poured their entire childhood and adulthood into the sport. The No. 1 question on their mind at that point is – what’s next? Some know, while others don’t.
Not everyone is as lucky as Tom Brady, who already has a 10-year, $350 million contract lined up to be the lead football analyst for FOX Sports when he decides to retire. Some retired NFL players will go on to change their career path, some will get stuck with a 9-to-5 job, and some will enjoy their new freedom.
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With that said, we can turn our attention to some of the soon-to-be retired NFL players – such as Cameron Heyward, Jason Kelce, Calais Campbell, J.J. Watt, Joe Flacco, and so many more. No matter what happens, we hope retired NFL players get to continue living out their dream post-football.
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