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Luke Kuechly hints at interest in broadcasting career

Luke Kuechly

Luke Kuechly’s abrupt retirement from the NFL shocked many, but it sounds like he might want to follow some of his former peers into broadcasting.

Kuechly said he has paid attention to ex-players who went into broadcasting, and he told NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico that he found the idea “attractive.”

“I think when guys come in on Fridays and Saturdays and you talk to the production crew, you talk to guys like (Jason) Witten and guys that have played, like (Tony) Romo, and Ronde (Barber) … Those guys, you can tell that they played at a high level and they still have the ability to stay involved with the game,” Kuechly told Tirico, via Alaina Getzenberg of the Charlotte Observer. “I think that part is something that’s attractive to me.”

It’s pretty clear that Kuechly wants to stay involved with the game somehow after his retirement. It’s been indicated that he’s also looked into a potential coaching role. The former Panther would probably be a good broadcaster considering how much of a student of the game he’s shown himself to be.

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