Colts need to hire Pat McAfee as an ambassador to help Super Bowl push

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 06: Pat McAfee #1 of the Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 06: Pat McAfee #1 of the Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

Pat McAfee was one of the best punters in the league during his prime. The Indianapolis Colts star was a two-time Pro Bowler and one-time First Team All-Pro selection that averaged 46.4 yards per punt for his career.

But since retiring, he’s become one of the most noticeable football talking heads in the media landscape. With his former player schtick attracting so much interest, Colts owner Jim Irsay should consider giving him a role within the organization.

McAfee, who hosts his own show on YouTube and SiriusXM after stints with Barstool Sports and ESPN, often speaks fondly of his career and teammates in Indianapolis. If the Colts want to really give the organization a jolt in the arm, they should consider hiring McAfee as a special ambassador to help attract players and keep the team relevant among his following.

Pat McAfee can inject his brand of energy into the Indianapolis Colts

The Colts are among the teams best set up for success, but they aren’t the most flashy or exciting at the moment. If no one else on this roster is going to take on the role of de facto promoter, why not let McAfee hang around the team and get fans from all over the country excited about the potential of this talented squad?

Considering how celebrities like Drake and Spike Lee can help generate and promote interest in their teams, seeing McAfee going ballistic before a huge Colts game and remaining an ever-present fixture at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sundays would help get even more buzz going around this fanbase. This way, Frank Reich and the Colts can march towards the Super Bowl and earn some style points while doing so.

McAfee remains a Colt through and through, and the fact that the organization hasn’t decided to bring him back in some capacity despite his personality and gravitas is simply shocking. Irsay could be sitting on a marketing gold mine in McAfee.

Bringing him officially back into the fold could be a welcome sight to see for Colts fans nostalgic about their days as contenders during the Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck eras.