World Wrestling Entertainment announced on Thursday afternoon that Pat McAfee has signed a contract extension with the company. McAfee’s new contract goes for multiple years.
“I’m incredibly thankful for the opportunity to continue to work next to the [greatest of all time] Michael Cole,” McAfee wrote on Instagram. “I’m incredibly lucky that I get to keep doing my thing. I love the job. I love the show. I love the team. Cheers to everybody.”
McAfee has been associated with WWE since 2018, serving as a full-time commentator with Michael Cole on Friday Night Smackdown since 2021. In April, McAfee wrestled at Wrestlemania 38 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, defeating Austin Theory and losing to Vince McMahon.
For McAfee, his post-football career has been very successful. McAfee has become one of the biggest faces in sports media with the Pat McAfee Show as well as his time in WWE.
The Plum, PA, native played at West Virginia from 2005-08 servings as the team’s kicker and punter. In 48 career games for the Mountaineers, McAfee was 99 percent successful in extra point attempts while kicking 73 percent on 79 field goals. McAfee left West Virginia as the program’s all-time leader in points with 384.
McAfee was drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts. McAfee played for the Colts until 2016, earning two Pro Bowl appearances and a First-Team All-Pro honor in 2014.