Matt Light was always a popular teammate during his tenure with the New England Patriots. When he decided to hang up his cleats after the 2011-2012 season, it was clear he would be sorely missed.
One of his former teammates may be seeing much more of him, as an interview with Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News revealed that Light, like former teammate Tedy Bruschi before him, is aiming for a job on ESPN following his retirement.
“I’m working with ESPN right now trying to finalize a contract,” Light said. “I want to see how that goes. Football has been a big part of my life – for the majority of my life – and the TV stuff would help me keep one foot in the door of that world and have some fun with it, too.”
Often lost in their public perception as gentle giants is the fact that offensive lineman are often the smartest men on the field and usually score higher on average as a group than even quarterbacks on the Wonderlic Test. Light was at times dominant at his position, ...