At the age of 34, after 14 seasons in the NFL, free-agent defensive-back DeAngelo Hall is pondering retirement and with that could come a potential role in broadcasting.
“You know what, I’ve never done this before,” Hall said at season’s end about flirting with the idea of retirement. “So, I don’t know what I’ll weigh, but I guess I’ll know what it looks like when it happens. I’m excited though. I’m excited to see what’s next, whether I’m going to try to play again, whether I’m going to do something else. So, I’m excited.”
One potential landing spot for Hall is the media. The Montag Group, a New York based sports marketing and consulting firm signed Hall, representing him for off-the-field opportunities according to Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal.
The three-time Pro Bowler played in just five games for the Washington Redskins after rehabbing from a torn ACL in 2016, but he hasn’t officially retired and remains interested in returning to an NFL team. However, if he has played his last NFL game, TMG agents Sandy Montag and Gideon Cohen believe Hall has a future in broadcasting.
“We have seen him on the air before,” Montag said. “He’s a well-spoken player and we feel he has a lot of upside in the broadcast space.” Hall’s broadcast experience includes appearing on the NFL Network as a guest analyst for their draft combine coverage in 2015.
According to SBJ, Hall reached out to The Montag Group through the recommendation of a mutual friend, former NFL head coach Mike Shanahan who is represented by TMG. Sandy Montag’s past and current clientele include legendary broadcasters such as John Madden, Bob Costas, Jim Nantz, Erin Andrews and Mike Tirico among others.