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NFL Legend Mark Schlereth Opens Up About Wanting to Coach in the NFL

by Josh Lanier
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Mark Schlereth said he’d consider coming back to coach in the NFL if the “cash flow” was right. The former offensive lineman spoke with Pat McAfee about his ideal coaching job and why he’s thought about it for so long.

Schlereth played 12 seasons in the NFL for Washington and Denver, winning three Super Bowls during his career. Since then, he’s been one of the most sought after analysts and commentators in football. But he still thinks about returning to the game, he told McAfee.

In fact, offers to coach “trickle in every year.” Though none have been the right for him, he said, but he hopes one day that will change.

“If it was the right situation for the right person I would definitely do that,” Schlereth told McAfee. “There’s no question, just because I love the game. I love the nuance of the game. And the understanding of the game at a higher level and what it takes to be successful.

“… To be able to teach that and be able to be able to work with that and just be able to consult with some teams, I tell you what it does scratch an itch there’s no question,” he continued. “But it would have to be the right person and the right opportunity. … Let’s face it, I do fairly well for myself so it would have to be the right cash flow too.”

What’s Mark Schlereth Been Up To?

The Alaska native and former Pro Bowler has done well for himself since leaving the NFL. Schlereth currently works for Fox Sports after years working as an analyst and commentator for ESPN. But aside from his work on sports television, he’s worked as an actor and entrepreneur since retiring in 2000. He also recently started a green chili business called Mark Schlereth’s “Stinkin” Good Green Chili.