All of the writing was on the wall and now there is an official announcement. Former Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Jeff Saturday is making the jump to the television studio now that he has officially retired from the sport.
According to the Indianapolis Star, Saturday will be joining ESPN as an NFL analyst.
“Offensive linemen make some of the best analysts because they understand the nuances of the game and they typically have fun personalities — Jeff definitely fits this mold,” ESPN NFL studio senior coordinating producer Seth Markman. “It’s also no accident he played center for two NFL MVPs in Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers.”
As Markman says, offensive linemen are often some of the most intelligent players on the football field, and Saturday was among the best in recent memory.
Saturday will be able to share his wealth of knowledge with the fans on his new platform and it will be interesting to be able to pick the brain of a man who spent so much time with Peyton Manning.