Upon his retirement as a player following the 2012 season, former Vikings and Ravens center Matt Birk took a job working for as an appeals officer jointly approved by the NFLPA and NFL.
For his second post-retirement year, Birk will only be working for the NFL. The league announced Thursday that Birk has been named the league’s director of football development. His new job will have him working with players, coaches and front office personnel to develop the game and he will also assist in game day operations.
“I’m very excited to begin this next chapter of my football career,” Birk said in a release from the league. “It’s a real honor for me to be entrusted with developing the game in so many different ways.”
Birk joins Merton Hanks, Dwight Hollier, Patrick Kerney, James Thrash, David Tyree, Troy Vincent and Charles Way as former NFL players who now work for the league.