Jed Weaver talks Super Bowl
February 1, 2013, 3:31 pm
Former Oregon Ducks tight end and Super Bowl Champion with the New England Patriots Jed Weaver joined the BF T on Friday to talk about the Super Bowl and life after football.
When asked about what a 36 year-old retiree does, Weaver quickly pointed out that he’s only retired from football, not from working. Also, he said he doesn’t get as much of a thrill out of residential real estate (his post-football profession) as he did playing football.
“When someone’s messing around on the other side of a [real estate] deal, you can’t give them a forearm shiver in the chin and tell them how much they like it,” joked Weaver.
Weaver also talked about how he has his share of injury issues from his NFL playing days, but he also thinks he didn’t get as beaten up as other NFL players who were in the league for the same number of years. He also talked about his training regimen, elaborating that after so many years of working out at a high level in professional football if he doesn’t stay active he gets out of shape quickly. Weaver also mentioned that he doesn’t struggle with motivating himself to go work out, as his wife his workout partner.
In response to a question about the evolution of NFL offenses by way of the spread option, Weaver admitted that as a former tight end he’s biased towards double –wide tight end play formations. He also questioned the long-term lasting power of offenses centered around a running quarterback, citing the extra hits the quarterback would take in the open field.
Weaver also picked the San Francisco 49ers to win this year’s Super Bowl against the Baltimore Ravens, saying he thinks San Francisco’s defense is too good and won’t allow the Ravens’ offense to score many points.
To listen to the entire interview, click below: