What retirement holds in store for some of today's biggest NFL stars
When the sun sets on a NFL-ers career, there are plenty of well-beaten paths he can follow: become a commentator, open a sports bar, sell feminine products -- you know, the usual. But plenty opt for more creative endeavors. Purple-People-Eater Alan Page is a Minnesota Supreme Court Justice. David Klinger is an Old Testament professor at Dallas Theological Seminary. Then there’s Bob Golic, whose early '90s morning television stardom is proof that God is indeed good, and thinks long, curly mullets are truly badass. With all this in mind, here's where some of today's greats could wind up:
JAY CUTLERCurrent Occupation: Quarterback, Chicago BearsSecond Career: Bodybuilder
Jay Cutler don’t care that his leadership deficiencies have causes his linemen to hate him and Chris Chelios to burn his jersey, because Jay Cutler secretly knows that in 5-7 years he'll be excelling in a competitive platform better suited to his pumped up sense of individuality. That's right: Jay Cutler is going to become…4-time Mr. Olympia Champion…Jay Cutler.
DAVID AKERSCurrent Occupation: Placekicker, San Francisco 49ersSecond Career: The Next Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll
Just like Tina Turner, Akers is an old person with incredible legs. Or at least leg.
DREW BREESCurrent Occupation: Quarterback, New Orleans SaintsSecond Career: The Second Coming of Tony Robbins
RUSSELL WILSONCurrent Occupation: Quarterback, Seattle SeahawksSecond Career: Undersized Hollywood Manager with a Heart of Gold
CHRIS KLUWECurrent Occupation: Punter, Minnesota VikingsSecond Career: Law Clerk for Forseti, Norse God of Justice
MARK SANCHEZCurrent Occupation: Quarterback, New York JetsSecond Career: Tony Award Nominee for Best Supporting Actor, Musical
We learned during the 2012 Tony Awards that the man some call “Sanchize” and others call “Flincher” earnestly loves him some musical theatre. His current predicament -- staving off a photogenic virgin from usurping the affections of gruff but well-meaning beast Rex Ryan -- is so rife with theatrical suspense, it's got Tony (Sparano) written all over it.
DeSEAN JACKSONCurrent Occupation: Wide Receiver, Philadelphia EaglesSecond Career: Disgruntled 1990s Television Diva
RANDY MOSSCurrent Occupation: Wide Receiver, San Francisco 49ersSecond Career: Celebrity Food Critic
Randy Moss didn't even need to taste that caterer's food before his expert palate determined that it tasted like... something Randy Moss wouldn't serve from his kitchen, that's for sure!
PAUL + PAT MCQUISTANCurrent Occupations: Offensive Linemen, Seattle Seahawks, Arizona CardinalsProjected Career Paths: Movie Stars, The Parent Trap, 2012
PHILLIP RIVERSCurrent Occupation: Quarterback, San Diego ChargersSecond Career: Reality TV Father
Already a father of six, Phillip Rivers' openly stated beliefs on “child-having” destine him for a life of patriarchal superstardom on a top-rated TLC reality show in which he attempts to teach 28 kids (and counting!) the evils of talking Phillip Rivers-like trash to Jay Cutler.