A former Minnesota Vikings star is looking at starting a new career before officially transitioning from life in NFL.
Two-time Pro Bowl tight end Kyle Rudolph is still a free agent, but he has not found employment in the NFL since his last stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season. Rudolph caught just three passes for 28 yards and one touchdown last season.
NFL News: Former Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph’s fall plans
Rudolph told Pete Sampson with The Athletic that he plans to call Big Ten games as a TV announcer for NBC during the fall season:
Rudolph said he’ll call select Big Ten games for NBC this fall, steps toward a life after playing football. It’s the kind of path Notre Dame wants designed. It’s one NBC hopes to pave.
Rudolph is setting himself up for success when he’s done with the NFL. He could be done this season if he doesn’t find a team to sign with. For now, Rudolph is not retired.
However, it appears Rudolph is making plans as if he won’t be playing this season. It’s not likely he will call plays on Saturday before playing on Sunday.
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