Chris Long on Life After NFL: It's a Transition, I Don't Like to say Retired

Chris Long played ten seasons in the NFL and stepped away from the game before the 2019 season, but Long tells Jim Cramer he's now busier than ever.

Chris Long Is Reinventing Himself 

Playing ten years in the NFL, winning two Super Bowls, being named the Walter Payton Man of the Year is a lifetime worth of accomplishments. But for Chris Long, he's just getting started. 

Though Long stopped playing before the 2019 season, he doesn't like the mindset that is associated with being retired. Instead he likes to say it is a transition to new opportunities while reinventing himself. 

The 2008 2nd overall pick told Jim Cramer about his new media company, Chalk, which is launching in a few weeks and also his new gig on Amazon Prime as co-host of NFL Next. Add in chasing around two young kids and various charitable activities including the Chris Long Foundation and Water Boys and Long tells Jim he's busier now than he ever was while playing football.  

About Water Boys: In 2015, he launched Waterboys with a goal of building 32 sustainable deep borehole wells — one for each team in the NFL. Thanks to the generosity of individual donors and corporate support, Waterboys achieved its initial goal in February 2018. Through its partnership with WorldServe International, Waterboys has helped more than 299,000 people gain access to a healthier, more productive way of life.

About The Chris Long Foundation: The mission of The Chris Long Foundation is to support bright futures for communities and the individuals that make up those communities.We believe borders do not limit caring about our fellow neighbors. We engage in both international and domestic programs focused around clean water, military appreciation, homelessness and youth

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Jim Cramer
Jim Cramer

Editor

Great to see Chris having success off the field too

JayInNYC
JayInNYC

Think he returns next season?

JBJ1991
JBJ1991

I hope he comes back

FFBChampx2
FFBChampx2

At least he's got his foundation.

Jaime Eisner
Jaime Eisner

Editor

I can't imagine how tough that is/would be.