Together with seasoned Michael Cole, Pat McAfee presently works for WWE as a color commentator on Friday Night SmackDown and has signed a new multi-year contract with WWE.
The NFL career of Pat McAfee is already a thing of the past. Not for want of effort, as the former Colts punter spent eight seasons with Indianapolis and was selected to two Pro Bowls and the First-Team All-Pro. But more because of the fame he has attained since leaving the field of play following the 2016 season. McAfee inked a multi-year deal agreement with WWE, the company said on Thursday.
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Since April 2021, McAfee, who runs a well-liked podcast on SiriusXM and YouTube, has worked as a commentator for WWE. This work even allowed him to compete at WrestleMania 38. Before getting into a fight with Vince McMahon, having a beer with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and finally losing to a “Stone Cold Stunner,” McAfee beat Theory in a match at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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Together with seasoned Michael Cole, Pat McAfee presently works for WWE as a color commentator on Friday Night SmackDown. McAfee is a former NFL player who now works as a podcast presenter, sports analyst, and host of The Pat McAfee Show. In 2009, McAfee participated in the NFL as a punter and kickoff specialist for the Indianapolis Colts. At the age of 29, he decided to retire early.
McAfee made the decision to leave the NFL after spending more than eight years playing for the Indianapolis Colts in order to pursue a career in sports journalism. McAfee said that his planned third knee operation was one of the factors in his decision to retire. The SmackDown commentator therefore joined Barstool Sports in the same year.
Digital media firm Barstool Sports was established by David Portonoy in 2003. It produces content on a variety of channels, including websites, apps, podcasts, radio, videos, social media, events, and pay-per-view sports events.