On this week’s Billieve Podcast, host John Boccacino joins popular former Bills Center and current Buffalo Bills radio network radio analyst Eric Wood for an in-depth discussion of Wood’s career, the anxieties he has dealt with about football’s future what to do, and how he hopes to help people prepare for the next big thing in life.
Wood has been a fan favorite throughout his nine-year career with Buffalo. A professional bowler and two-time Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee, Wood retired from the NFL in the 2017 season after suffering a career-ending spinal injury.
Wood has been busy these days, working as a radio analyst with team broadcaster John Murphy. He also published his first book titled “Solving What’s Next: Own Your Story, Accumulate Victories and Achieve Your Goals in Business and Life”.
When general manager Brandon Bean came to the Bills, the first football move he made was to re-sign Wood, who was supposed to be the starting center on Buffalo’s offensive line for a few more years. But unfortunately for Wood, the spinal injury officially ended his NFL career. The anxieties he faces about an uncertain future, trying to figure out what’s next in his life, and how he’s going to have a game plan for his second career are all covered.
Wood also discusses why retiring from the Bills after helping the team end a 17-year postseason drought in 2017 wasn’t a difficult choice, how he went from former player to football broadcaster, and his favorite stories from his Game day, why Bills fans are some of the best and most passionate in the league, what it’s like to play with star quarterback Josh Allen, and more!
Check out the latest episode of the Billieve Podcast for an influential conversation with Eric Wood, then leave your favorite memories of Wood’s time with Bills in the comments section below.
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