Former Georgia Bulldogs tight end Benjamin Watson is joining the SEC Network and ESPN as an analyst this fall. Watson joins former Georgia Bulldog David Pollack as former Georgia football players with prominent roles at ESPN.
Ben Watson began his college football career with Duke in 1999 before transferring to Georgia. Watson played with the Bulldogs from 2001-2003 under head coach Mark Richt.
He was selected in the first round of the 2004 NFL draft by the New England Patriots. He played most of his career for New England, but also had successful stints with Cleveland, New Orleans, and Baltimore.
Watson’s long NFL career (2004-2019) was quite successful. He won a Super Bowl and finished with 547 receptions, 6,058 yards, and 44 touchdowns. Watson is an excellent representative of the University of Georgia and what it means to be a Georgia Bulldog.
It is always good to have a little bit of pro-Georgia bias on TV. Watson has well-thought out opinions and should excel in his role with ESPN and the SEC Network. The former Bulldog has put together an impressive career on and off the football field.
Nov 17, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson (84) reacts after a catch against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports