It’s good to be Jordan Rodgers.
Not only did the former Vanderbilt quarterback win the competition for love on the ABC reality show “The Bachelorette” on Monday night, but it also appears that he has a new career all lined up to go along with his new engagement.
ESPN announced Tuesday that it has hired Rodgers to be part of its collection of on-air talent on the SEC Network.
Rodgers, who may be best known outside of Vanderbilt football circles as the younger brother of Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, will serve as a studio analyst.
According to the release, his first day on the job is scheduled for Aug. 23 on SEC Network’s sports news and information show, SEC Now.
“I’ve spent the summer studying in preparation for the football season,” Rodgers said, via the ESPN release. “Part of the job is based on personal experience, but knowing the rosters, stats and dynamics of 14 teams and their opponents every week is the work aspect.”
The reality show aficionados among SEC Network viewers are likely to note that Rodgers will not be the only ABC reality show veteran featured on the network. Former Florida QB Jesse Palmer, who serves as a color analyst alongside play-by-play man Brent Musburger on the SEC Network each week, was featured on “The Bachelor” back in 2004.
Lost in all of the reality television talk is that Rodgers led the Commodores to a nine-win season in 2012, throwing for 2,539 yards and 15 touchdowns, with just five interceptions, on the Vanderbilt team that won the Music City Bowl under former coach James Franklin.
Rodgers, who retired from football in 2015 after failing to stick with Tampa Bay, Miami or Jacksonville during 2013 and 2014, had a strong connection with Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews during his time in college.
Here’s a look at Rodger’s college highlights: