Former Nebraska football star Ndamukong Suh is seeing his NFL playing career wrap up, but his NFL broadcasting career could be just around the corner.
When you think of a former player turned analyst, your mind probably doesn’t immediately turn to Ndamukong Suh. Mainly because over the course of his long playing career, first for Nebraska football and then the NFL, he’s mostly let his play on the field do his talking for him.
However, according to The Athletic‘s Richard Deitsch, it’s possible that it won’t be long before Husker fans get to watch one of the greatest come through Lincoln explaining how that quarterback sack happened on their television screens rather than pulling off the sack himself.
Deitsch mentioned in a recent article that networks are pretty intrigued about the possibility of Suh moving into the booth when his playing days are over. And apparently, it’s not just a passing fancy thing. Those networks have put him through his paces a bit and saw that he has the chops to do it.
Specifically, Suh has reportedly met with NBC Sports officials and is in a group of 24 NFL players selected for a special media boot camp. This camp will connect the former Nebraska football star with media personalities and professionals.
The point of the three-day event is to help Suh get his foot in the door.
NBC isn’t the only network that’s been impressed by the former Husker. He appeared on NFL live in the summer of 2022 and impressed ESPN honchos enough that the industry looks interested in seeing more.
Former Nebraska football star looking past playing days
It’s still not entirely clear when Suh’s playing career will come to an end. While he’s a free agent, he hasn’t hung up his cleats yet. In the twilight of a 13-year career, the former Husker has become a defensive specialist for hire.
According to NFL.com‘s Grant Gordon, he’s not expected to sign with a new team until fall camp begins. If he does sign with a new squad, it will be his fifth franchise in seven years.
In 2022, the former Nebraska football star who almost won the Heisman in his senior season played just eight regular season games for the Philadelphia Eagles. However, he also contributed in the playoff run that saw them end up in the Super Bowl.
These recent developments pointed out by Deitsch mean that if he decides his playing days are now over, Suh may have his next career ready to go.