After 14 years in the NFL, veteran center Jeff Saturday has decided to call it a career following a final appearance in the Pro Bowl via Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk:
“We’ll finish it with sunsets in Hawaii and call it a much better career than I would have anticipated,” Saturday said on the Grady and Big Joe Show.
Saturday had somewhat of a storybook career in the NFL as an undrafted player out of North Carolina that was originally cut by the Baltimore Ravens back in 1998.
After being cut by the Ravens, Saturday signed with the Indianapolis Colts and the rest is history. Saturday became arguably one of the best centers in the league while in Indianapolis snapping the football to four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning for the majority of his career.
Following the 2011 season, Saturday left the Colts and signed with the Green Bay Packers. Although ultimately benched in favor of Evan Dietrich-Smith towards the end of the season and throughout the NFL playoffs, Saturday was named to the Pro Bowl for the sixth time in his career and will officially announce his retirement following the game in Honolulu, Hawaii this weekend.