NFL players do not need an offseason job these days, especially former first round picks. But that is just want Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam is doing.
Elam is your NFL player doing aÂ regular personÂ job. (Oh I hate that line)
When the season was over Elam figured it was time to go into retail. Elam was hired to work at a Finish Line mall in Gainesville, FL.
âI just need to get retail knowledge,â Elam told the Ravens website. âThatâs basically what Iâm doing. Iâm getting that knowledge for when itâs time.â
Elam is working 20 hours a week on the floor and stocking shelves in the back.
âEverybody was surprised when I started,â he said. âThey were like, âWhy? You got enough money.â But itâs not about the money. Itâs just me building.â
And how is Elam in pushing merchandise?
âI didnât realize there was so much organization, so much planning. I didnât realize there was so much to it,â Elam said. âI just thought youâd say you want a shoe, so then youâd