As J.J. Watt approaches his first fall in retirement, he has many options for his next career move as football season approaches. The former All-Pro defensive end has multiple offers on the table to join TV networks as an analyst, per Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.
CBS is the favorite to potentially land Watt in what would be a part-time role at first, while NBC and the NFL Network also have expressed interest, according to Marchand. CBS would be adding Watt to its current group of analysts instead of having him replace someone else, which allows him to have what Marchand described as an “elastic deadline.”
However, it remains unclear whether Watt wants to enter the TV world, especially so soon int retirement. After he retired in January, Watt opened up about his potential future on Twitter, saying he would consider getting into TV even though he previously never thought he would.
“Early in my career I said I would never do it, but I love the game too much to not be around it in some capacity,” Watt said.
If Watt does take a TV job, it would be a Manning-esque part-time TV schedule. Marchand reports that any potential TV gig for Watt would not be a full-time job because he does not want the time commitment.
No, Watt would not be doing a ManningCast of his own for CBS, or any interested network, though that would be a lot of fun. However, it seems that any commitment to doing NFL TV would be similar to that of Peyton and Eli, who are set to do up to 10 games for The Worldwide Leader in 2023
JJ Watt moves from the NFL to become a partner of Burnley in England.
JJ Watt and his wife Kealia Ohai Watt announced that they have invested in Burnley FC, a team recently promoted to the Premier League.
The retired NFL defensive lineman shared a video informing that they are new partners of the English second division champion.
“Look, I’ve only been retired for about four months, but I really need to do something….. We don’t have the money to ‘buy a whole European soccer club.’ ‘ We’re more along the lines of a minority investment but a massive emotional investment,” says Watt.