It seems, nowadays, that professional athletes are retiring from the playing field directly to the broadcast booth or analyst round table.
In some cases, this hasn't been quite the best decision for the network or the former player (i.e. Tim McCarver, Charles Barkley, Dan Marino, etc.).
Whether it's a vibrant personality or a pretty face, networks like ESPN, the MLB Network and others have been dipping into the vast talent pools of retired athletes to bring a recognizable face to pregame and postgame shows.
Let's take a peek into the future and envision which current players would fit in front of the camera.