Luke Kuechly Hints at Post-Retirement Plans

David Kaestle
Luke Kuechly retired form football at the age of 28.
Luke Kuechly retired form football at the age of 28. / Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

Luke Kuechly may be done playing football, but he sure doesn't sound like he wants to stay away from the game entirely. After shockingly announcing his retirement at the end of last season, Kuechly has mostly kept quiet. However, in a recent interview with NBC Sports, the former Carolina Panthers linebacker gave some insight on what he might like to do next.

Kuechly mentioned a couple of options he had thought about for post-retirement life, neither of which are unique to him, but could be viable options.

Kuechly revealed he has considered both going into coaching, as well as the possibility of taking his talents to the broadcast booth. When asked about the latter, Kuechly had this to say, “I think when guys come in on Fridays and Saturdays and you talk to the production crew, you talk to guys like (Jason) Witten and guys that have played, like (Tony) Romo, and Ronde (Barber) … Those guys, you can tell that they played at a high level and they still have the ability to stay involved with the game,” Kuechly said. “I think that part is something that’s attractive to me.”

Kuechly also mentioned he has spoken to Panthers special teams coordinator, Chase Blackburn, about the possibility of getting into coaching as well.

Whichever path he decides to take, a smart, knowledgeable, personable and talented guy like Kuechly should have little trouble finding success in his life off the field.

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