Being a professional athlete is difficult. However, while playing professionally has always given incredibly gifted players stability during their 20s and for some, into their 30s, what comes after retirement can be a daunting sight. Nowadays though, the opportunity for many players to create a platform for post-retirement is plentiful.
In an article posted to Sportico.com, Super-agent Leigh Steinberg detailed how many athletes have used the offseason and other avenues to create job opportunities once they conclude their professional careers. Steinberg explained how “San Francisco 49ers tight end Brent Jones and Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young met with key figures in Silicon Valley, and those relationships helped each of them set up venture capital firms.”
While many players find a way to stay in their sport albeit through calling games from a booth or entering into coaching, Steinberg shows that some athletes have used their fame and connections to begin new ventures once they are done playing.
Read more about this interesting topic on Sportico.com