Fans don’t always realize this, but you can’t play football forever. In fact, some players don’t even realize this until the day comes when no team wants to sign them and they realize that their career is over. When that happens, players (hopefully) have a long life ahead of them that doesn’t involve playing football.
While most retired NFL players have a little money in the bank, it’s surprising to see how many of them end up working regular 9-to-5 jobs like the rest of us once their playing days are over. There are even some who get a head start before their playing days are over. For others, you won’t believe what they ended up doing with their life.
Here is a look at the jobs former (and some current) NFL players job hold down with their days in football behind them.