Though 2015 may be his final year as a Pittsburgh Steeler, Will Allen has kept himself busy during the offseason. He’s now working as an intern – for the day, at least – for ABC’s Good Morning America, according to several pictures and videos he posted to his Instagram page today.
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Allen is no stranger to an interesting life off the field. Last May, we profiled the Will Allen Foundation and his NFLPA internship, spending most of his time in Washington D.C. He’s also worked for 120 Sports, featured in a video that discussed why NFL players are retiring earlier.
While this certainly does not mean Allen is hanging up his cleats, he’s expressed interest in returning for another season, there’s no doubt he’ll have just a productive post-NFL career as he’s had on the field.
If Allen re-signs, it almost certainly won’t happen until after the draft. Though his play has dropped off, the Steelers’ current depth at safety is poor and Allen can play either spot. There is still a case to be made for him adding value as a backup – not as a starter like he was in 2015 – to Robert Golden and Mike Mitchell.
But should this be his final season, Allen will finish his career with 56 career starts in 176 games. Over that span, he recorded 406 tackles, seven interceptions, seven forced fumbles, and four sacks. All four of those sacks came last year under Keith Butler, a trivia-worthy question.