It’s good to be Jordan Rodgers these days. After winning “The Bachelorette”, the former Vanderbilt Quarterback and brother of Packers star Aaron Rodgers, has signed on to work this fall as a college football studio analyst for the SEC Network. The news was originally published by ESPN Front Row.
“We began planning for the upcoming college football season in February and Jordan was one of our first calls,” said ESPN Senior Vice President Stephanie Druley. “He had a unique perspective as a quarterback at Vanderbilt University and we were immediately impressed with his intelligence and passion for the game.”
“I’ve devoted my life to football,” Rodgers said. “I was never the most talented player on the field. I had to work hard for it and sharing those experiences and that knowledge is my new focus.”
“We first interviewed Jordan in March and he auditioned in May, before The Bachelorette had begun airing,” Druley said. “We were struck by the clarity of his thought and strong, thoughtful opinion on the many layers of college football.”
“I’ve spent the summer studying in preparation for the football season,” Rodgers said. “Part of the job is based on personal experience, but knowing the rosters, stats and dynamics of 14 teams and their opponents every week is the work aspect.”
Rodgers joins an analyst team which includes Tim Tebow, Booger McFarland, Greg McElroy and Marcus Spears. Dari Nowkhah, Peter Burns, Laura Rutledge and Paul Finebaum are involved as on-air hosts.
His first day with the network will be August 23rd. Rodgers will debut on the program, SEC Now.