Jeff Saturday, who played his final NFL season with the Packers, will be working for ESPN in the near future as an analyst. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Jeff Saturday joins ESPN as analyst

Longtime Indianpolis Colts center and single-season member of the Green Bay Packers, Jeff Saturday, has retired from snapping footballs, but it hasn’t taken him long to land a new gig – this one at ESPN as an analyst.

Known for his smarts and insights into the game, Saturday came to Green Bay as a free agent last year with high hopes. However, he didn’t last the season as he never did seem to have his A game on and by the second half of the campaign he simply ran out of gas.

The Packers coaches put Saturday on the bench in favor of Evan Dietrich-Smith, who played out the year at center.

Saturday retired at the end of the season with the distinction of having snapped to two league MVPs exclusively throughout his career.

Now he gets to talk about his playing days while analyzing for the network.

“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,” Seth Markman said. He is the senior coordinating producer who oversees ESPN’s NFL studio shows. “It’s also no accident he played center for two NFL MVPs in Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers.”

That fact certainly didn’t hurt his chances of landing an analyst’s job with the network.

We wish him the best of luck as he begins his new career behind the microphone.


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