Bill Cowher has had many chances to return to coaching in the NFL, but he continues to enjoy broadcasting.
“I’ve been blessed to have had opportunities to come back pretty much every year, but I really, really love working at CBS,” Cowher told Bob Glauber of Newsday. “It starts at the top with Les Moonves and Sean McManus. I’ve been here for nine years. This is like a family. It reminds me a lot of the Pittsburgh Steelers, how that was run. I had the best job in football. I wanted to move on.”
Cowher retired from the Pittsburgh Steelers one year after winning a Super Bowl.
Cowher is still just 58 years old.
“Fifteen years, I was 49 years old, and it was time,” Cowher said. “I’m still part of the game, but I also love the freedom it gives me in the offseason, to be able to travel and do things I never did before as a head coach. I don’t have the [scouting] combine, I don’t have the draft, I don’t have OTAs, I don’t have training camp. I start up next month.
“In the meantime, I’ve been able to spend a lot of time with my children, a lot of time personally traveling and it’s a great lifestyle that I wouldn’t have if I was coaching.”