These Quarterbacks Starred In New Careers After Retiring From The NFL

Byron Leftwich Stayed In The NFL As A Quarterback Coach

Photo Credit: Joe Sargent/Getty Images
Photo Credit: Joe Sargent/Getty Images

If you watched the Arizona Cardinals in 2017, then you know exactly what happened to Byron Leftwich after taking his cleats off. Starting out as a quarterback coach intern in 2016, Leftwich was given the full-time coaching gig in 2017. He has his work cut out for him now with rookie quarterback Josh Rosen under center in the desert in 2018.

During his playing days, Leftwich was frustratingly inconsistent and injury prone. He’d look elite one week, then like a draft bust the next. After four years in Jacksonville, the team released him in favor of another quarterback on this list: David Garrard.