Jason Fabini, former fourth round draft pick by the New York Jets, is heading to Kansas City to intern with the Chiefs offensive line staff. The 111th pick out of the University of Cincinnati in the 1998 draft, Fabini played in the NFL for 11 seasons including eight with the Jets, one with the Dallas Cowboys and two with the Washington Redskins before recently announcing his retirement.
Fabini figures to reunite with Bill Muir, the offensive line coach for his first four seasons with the Jets.
Scott Springer of the Bearcat Lair recently caught up with Fabini.
"I've got four boys, I've got a lot of work," Fabini said. "I don't know. Starting this summer I'm going to do an internship with the Kansas City Chiefs. I'm going to go out there and work with my offensive line coach I had with the Jets my first four years. I'm going to do that and see how I like it."
Coaching in the NFL is no side gig. The hours are very, very long according to several current and former coaches. There are even reports out there that the Browns coaches under new head honcho Eric Mangini have been in the office until midnight...and it's only June.
Thus, the internship for Fabini just to get his feet wet and determine if this is his cup of tea.
"Coaches are amazing, they put a lot of time into their craft and I don't know if I'm willing to make that commitment at this time. But, I'm going to go out there and see if I like it and see if it's something I might want to do in the future."
The majority of Fabini's NFL experience came playing at either tackle position. He also played some guard while with the Redskins.
Anyone had a better summer job than this?