Several recent Colts who have retired have had great success since doing so. Is there anything that they have in common that makes them so good in their jobs in the media?
The Colts of the 2000s and early 2010s were great teams. They were very successful eras of football, and those teams had plenty of great players. A decent amount of those great players have retired and moved on to jobs in the media where they are still seen.
Reggie Wayne, Jeff Saturday, and Pat McAfee are few of these guys who have now had successful careers in the media industry. Wayne works for NFL Network, Saturday for ESPN, and McAfee was formerly at Barstool, but now has is own show and own great following.
All of these guys are in the media, and they all have something different that makes them good at what they do. McAfee uses comedy to draw in his audience. Wayne’s analysis combines his intelligence and a little bit of flair. Saturday uses a calm demeanor to break down his analysis.
Every one of these guys is very good at what they do. They clearly learned something while they were playing for the Colts. Maybe the thing they all have in common is that they shared a locker room with Peyton Manning, who demanded nothing but the best from his teammates.
Manning of course is still seen on commercials all across the country. His media presence started as a player and continues as a retiree. It’s very interesting to see all of these guys doing well in their post-career jobs in the media, and that they all played for the Colts.
More Colts players will retire and eventually move into the media as well. It wouldn’t be shocking to see them succeed as these four have as well.