The result was an inevitable conclusion. Regardless of last season as a member of the Green Bay Packers, future Hall of Fame center Jeff Saturday will always be seen as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. That fact has now been made official, as Saturday has made it known that he will in fact return and retire as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. Saturday and the Colts will hold an official press conference to announce the retirement this Thursday.
Saturday went undrafted in 1998, the same year that the Colts took Peyton manning with the number one overall pick in the NFL Draft. Saturday had a short stint with the Baltimore Ravens in the offseason, but was cut after a few weeks. In 1999, the Colts brought in Saturday as a backup. The result of that acquisition was over a decade of steady play, in one of the most important positions on a football team. Saturday and Peyton Manning quickly clicked, and the rest is NFL history.
Saturday had two Super Bowl appearances, one Super Bowl win, and five Pro Bowls, as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. The undrafted center is a top-notch candidate for the NFL Hall of Fame, and will no doubt become a member of the Indianapolis Colts ring of honor. Regardless of how short the time may be, it will still be good to see Jeff Saturday walk away from the NFL with a horseshoe on his helmet.