It's a shame that retirement for most of us isn't quite like what it can be for noteworthy NFL players. With the exception of champion race horses, few professions reward their best after their time in the spotlight like pro football.
This is most evident in the job opportunities that just so happen to become available for freshly retired players. People like football, and networks need fresh faces to break down the action before, during and after games. Some of the best candidates to explain the game are the ones who just finished playing it.
With that in mind, here are eight prime candidates to make the jump from the playing field to the world of sportscasting. In addition to breaking down their positive qualities, this list will also propose shows that would benefit from their presence.