After Ray Lewis announced his retirement, job offers started pouring in–including one from commissioner Roger Goodell. The job offer is unpaid, and it sounds like Goodell would just want to use Lewis as a sounding board, per USA Today. Goodell has used Lewis as a source of advice in the past, and will likely continue to do so.
“He’s a tremendous voice of reason,” Goodell said. “He’s someone that has a unique pulse of the players and that’s helpful to me. That perspective is important to hear, and he would always share that with me whether he called or I called him. … He means a great deal to this commissioner, and I could tell you that I will always seek out his input. He will stay involved, I’m certain of it, in football and that perspective that he has is something I’ll reach out for on a regular basis.”
Sports Illustrated reported earlier this week that Lewis will sign a multi-year contract with ESPN for television and radio, although ESPN won’t confirm.