A pair of former Kansas City Chiefs players are entering the NFL's Broadcast Bootcamp, which is a program put on by the league every year designed to help former players break into the broadcasting arena. It's been fairly successful as 36 of the 90 attendees from 2007-2010 have found broadcasting jobs.
Two former Chiefs -- LB Rob Davis (1996) and LB Rocky Boiman (2008) -- are taking part in the class.
It will include hands-on work in areas such as tape study, editing, show preparation, radio production, control room operation, studio preparation, production meetings, field reporting and game preparation. Each player will tape segments as a studio and game analyst and take part in a networking session with television executives. Each player also will serve as a live radio host on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
Other notables taking part are former players WR Amani Toomer, QB Drew Henson and WR Antonio Freeman.
It's pretty nice if some of these guys can break into broadcasting. For some players, it's a more profitable venture than actually playing. Plus, some of these guys have spent their entire lives in football so they may not be qualified for a lot of other jobs, and it keeps their name in the spotlight.