ESPN’s Adam Schefter announced on twitter today that former Colts All-Pro center Jeff Saturday is now “Packer People.”
Looking at Saturday’s career and actions on and off the field, if such a thing as “Packer People” exists, Saturday would certainly embody it. You may remember Saturday’s heartfelt words thanking Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft for “saving football” while dealing with his wife’s illness at the end of last year’s lockout.
Saturday is a devout Christian and a popular motivational speaker, speaking on leadership and teamwork.
On the field, Saturday is a 5-time Pro Bowl selection (as recent as 2010) and a 4-time All-Pro. According to his agent Ralph Cindrich, Saturday signed a two-year deal with the Packers.
Saturday will be 37 years old by the time the season starts and this will most likely be his last contract in the NFL. Still, I can’t think of a better stop-gap to lead the Packers offensive line while the Packers look to draft and prepare a center for the future.——————
Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.