‘The Bachelorette’ Season 12 Winner Jordan Rodgers Opens Up About His New ESPN Gig

Get ready to see Jordan Rodgers on TV again! The Bachelorette‘s season 12 winner is happily engaged to JoJo Fletcher, and he also has a new gig, as he’ll be a college football analyst on the SEC Network this season. He’ll make his debut on the network with the show SEC Now on Tuesday, August 23. 

The former NFL quarterback — who is relocating with Fletcher, 25, to her hometown of Dallas — confirmed his new role during a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, August 2. He also pointed out that he hasn’t adjusted his work goals in light of his newfound fame.

“My career doesn’t change,” Rodgers, 27, said. “I own a company that does nutrition coaching, and I’ll be doing that from Dallas as well. That company is building and growing — [it’s] something I’m passionate about. And then I’ve been doing broadcasting for the past year — doing radio for ESPN and doing some TV stuff here and there — and I’ll be working with ESPN and SEC Network as a college football analyst.”

“So it’s not getting back to normal because it’s a much more exciting chapter of our life, but nothing really changes as far as what I’ll be doing,” he continued. “I’ll just be in Dallas doing that, and that’s what I’m really excited about.”

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Jordan Rodgers on June 16, 2015, in Nashville. Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Rodgers, who had his biggest athletic success during his time as Vanderbilt’s starting quarterback, said he is excited to help analyze the SEC conference, given his familiarity with those teams. (Rodgers led his school to back-to-back bowl games in the 2011 and 2012 seasons.)

“That’s the conference I played in — that’s kind of my knowledge base,” he told reporters. As to which networks he’ll appear on, he added: “It’s obviously a company within ESPN, but yeah, I’ll be working with SEC exclusively.”

ESPN executive Stephanie Druley said in a statement that the network has been eyeing Rodgers since before his Bachelorette stint started.

“We began planning for the upcoming college football season in February, and Jordan was one of our first calls,” said Druley. “He had a unique perspective as a quarterback at Vanderbilt University, and we were immediately impressed with his intelligence and passion for the game.”

Rodgers added in a statement, “I’ve devoted my life to football. I was never the most talented player on the field. I had to work hard for it, and sharing those experiences and that knowledge is my new focus.”

During the conference call, Rodgers and Fletcher also spoke about the drama surrounding his ex-girlfriends, along with whether they plan to invite his older brother Aaron Rodgers to their wedding.

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