Ex-Colt Saturday hires Knight's agent to go after TV gig

June 27, 2013
Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

Retired Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday is positioning himself for a national broadcasting job, and he's turning to one of the most high-powered agents to get an edge.

Saturday recently signed a deal with New York-based IMG to help him find broadcasting and speaking jobs as well as other commercial work.

Sandy Montag, IMG senior corporate vice president and head of clients, will be the lead agent representing Saturday.  

Montag represents a bevy of current and former athletes and coaches, many of which have gone on to land TV jobs. Montag has notably represented former Indiana University coach Bob Knight, and helped him land a plum analyst job with ESPN. Montag also represents broadcast icon Bob Costas and John Madden.

While Montag declined to say which types of jobs Saturday, who hung up his cleats after last season, might pursue, he said Saturday possesses the perfect combination of football knowledge, speaking ability and personality to be a candidate for on-air jobs.

Saturday's high-profile 14-year playing career, which included stints hiking the ball to all-pro Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and as union players representative, makes Saturday that much more suited for a broadcast and commercial career, Montag said. Saturday played his first 13 seasons in Indianapolis before concluding his career with one year in Green Bay, hiking the ball to another all-pro, Aaron Rodgers.

"It's kind of rare that a former center would have that kind of personality," Montag said of his newest client.

 

ADVERTISEMENT
  • plum or plumb
    Isn't it a plum job? Unless he is sweating pipe, then it might be a plumb job. ;-)
    • Nah
      It'd be a "plumb" job if he were doing construction framing. Sweating pipe is a "plumbing" job.
    • A plum by any other name
      It is indeed plum, derived from the British word which means 1,000 pounds (as in currency), which is to say a plum job is one worth a lot of loot. Thanks for reading.
    • Media Fit
      I would love to see Saturday on television and hear his analysis. From what I've seen from him as a player he's a good representative of what the Colts organization is all about...brain and brawn. Does he have a good humor as well?
    • Just another day of the week.
      Montag is German for Monday. So, it looks liek Monday will be representing Saturday. Perhaps, he can get a job on Sunday or Thursday night football!
    • What??
      I was hoping he would end up with Bob Lamey doing our games. Then doing some other things on the side.

    Post a comment to this blog

    COMMENTS POLICY
    We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
     
    You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
     
    Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
     
    No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
     
    We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
     

    Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

    Sponsored by
    ADVERTISEMENT
    1. The Walgreens did not get a lot of traffic. It was not located on the corner of the intersection, and not really visible from Emerson. Meanwhile the CVS there is huge and right on the corner. I am guessing a lot of people drove by a million times and never knew the Walgreens was there. Although, with the new Walmart market going in, that area could really see a lot of increase in traffic soon.

    2. You folks don't have a clue. There is a legal way to enter this country and to get aid. This left unchecked could run us to ruin quickly. I also heard that 'supporters' were getting major $$ to take them in? Who's monitoring this and guess who pays the bill? I support charitable organizations... but this is NOT the way to do it!

    3. Apparently at some time before alcohol has been served at the fair. The problem is that beer or wine used to be a common drink for people before soft drinks and was not thought to be that unusual. Since many folks now only drink to see how much they can drink or what kind of condition they can end up in it becomes more problematic. Go to Europe and its no big deal just as if you had sodas of milk to drink everyday. Its using common sense that is lacking now days.

    4. To address the epic failure of attracting race fans to both the Indy 500 and Brickyard 400 would take too much of my time to write. Bottom line Boles is clueless and obviously totally out of touch with the real paying fan base. I see nothing but death spin coming for the Brickyard, just like Indy. Get somebody in a place of power that understands what race fans want.

    5. I am a race fan through & through. It doesn't matter if it's Indy cars or Nascar. I love a great race. I go to several other tracks each year and you can see the entire track. I know Indy has tradition, but fans want to see the entire race. I sit in the Penthouse, am almost 60 years old, and would like to see a better TV screen in turn 1 so you can see the entire race. Then I think Indy needs to install an escalator so us old folks can make it up to the Penthouse and down again if we want more options to purchase food and drinks. Just a race fans opinion. Lights won't make the race any better, but you might be able to see the TV better at night. Turn 1's screen needs replaced with a better and bigger screen.

    ADVERTISEMENT