Matt Light Set To Join ESPN As Analyst


Former Purdue offensive lineman Matt Light is apparently in negotiations to join ESPN as an NFL analyst this season. Light play for the Patriots from 2001-2011 after being drafted in the second round of the NFL draft following Purdue’s 2001 Rose Bowl trip.

Light told the Dayton Daily News:

"“I’m working with ESPN right now trying to finalize a contract,” Light said. “I want to see how that goes. Football has been a big part of my life – for the majority of my life – and the TV stuff would help me keep one foot in the door of that world and have some fun with it, too.”"

Light certainly isn’t under qualified for the analyst job. Here’s a brief look at his career accomplishments in chronological order:

  • Second-team All-Big Ten (1999)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2000)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (2006, 2007, 2010)
  • All-Pro (2007)
  • Pro Bowl Alternate (2011)
  • 3× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
  • 5× AFC champion (2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011)
  • 2007 Tuesday Morning Quarterback Non-QB Non-RB NFL MVP Award Winner
  • Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award (2011)
  • New England Patriots All-2000s Team
  • New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team