More and more often these days, you see former NFL stars becoming football analysts for SportsCenter, CBS/ABC/NBC Sports or the like.
I guess when football runs in your blood, you just can't get away from it.
Players such as Terry Bradshaw, Boomer Esiason, Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Shannon Sharpe, Teddy Bruschi, Antonio Pierce, etc. have all been able to stay involved in their life sport by getting jobs as television analysts for the NFL, but with mixed results.
Some, like Bradshaw, Esiason and Aikman, have had staying power, while others, such as Emmitt Smith, simply weren't cut out for a position that required articulate speaking in a high-pressure environment.
Still others, like Sharpe, Bruschi and Pierce, have not been on been on television long enough to gauge their success.
Assuming this infusion of former NFL talent into mainstream sports media continues, here are a few current NFL players who might one day make exceptional TV analysts.