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Top 5 Future Career Scenarios For Michael Sam

Top 5 Future Career Scenarios For Michael Sam

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Michael Sam has been a polarizing story ever since he became the first openly gay player in the NFL. And although Sam was cut by the St. Louis Rams, it does not mean that his career in the spotlight will be over. These are the top 5 future career scenarios for Michael Sam.

5. Coach

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5. Coach

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Sam was a great player in his years with the Missouri Tigers, so he obviously has something he can teach younger guys. Sam was also touted as a leader in the locker room while at Missouri as a senior. That is an essential skill to have to be a coach at any level. Combining that with Sam's skills and willingness to teach players, it is not out of the realm of possibility that Sam coaches defensive linemen in the future.

4. Office Job

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4. Office Job

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Sam seemed to have a knack for the NFL scouting process during the combine and enjoyed his time going through the process. Being a fan of that process, one could see Sam working as an NFL front office or scout for awhile. Sam could also become an executive in the NCAA. He has a lot of pride for Missouri and Missouri has mutual appreciation for him. He could take a job in Missouri's athletic office much like Vince Young has at Texas.

3. Analyst

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3. Analyst

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Sam has a strong understanding for the game of football and is known to be a student of the game. Sam is also well spoken as evidenced by his speech at the 2014 ESPY awards. That combination could lead him to a career in the broadcast booth. ESPN is always looking for former players to provide analysis, and he could join former polarizing player Tim Tebow on the SEC Network if he wanted to start working in the booth.

2. Politician

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2. Politician

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As I said in the previous slide, Sam is very well spoken and is a powerful speaker. Sam is also not afraid to speak his mind and lead the charge in changing society. These are two characteristics of a great politician in the making. If Sam wants to continue to fight for gay rights and help usher in more change in the country, he could follow several former athletes like Heath Shuler and Jon Runyan by running for political office.

1. NFL Player

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1. NFL Player

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Sam's most likely career moving forward is playing in the NFL. He got cut by the Rams, but he was impressive in the preseason. He was in a bad situation with the Rams, because they are deep at defensive line. I fully expect a team to pick Sam up for their practice squad and eventually have him join their 53-man roster by the end of this season. If Sam continues to play like he did this preseason, he will carve out a nice career in the NFL.

Justin Broyles is a Pirates writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter @Tweets_ByJ, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.