Chargers safety Tre Boston previews Patriots-Eagles Super Bowl matchup
By Jack Wang
Becoming an NFL analyst has long been an attractive post-retirement option for Tre Boston. This past season, the Chargers safety got his chance earlier than expected.
After being cut by the Panthers last May, the former fourth-round pick landed in Southern California on a one-year deal — a contract he capitalized on with a career-high five interceptions. Along the way, he also got a chance to prove his worth in the studio.
A training-camp interview with Boston prompted NFL Network to begin employing him as a guest analyst, hosting the 25-year-old at its Culver City headquarters. He has made weekly appearances since the Chargers ended their post-relocation campaign at 9-7, and hopes to fly back throughout the offseason — which he will spend primarily in North Carolina and Florida.
“This is exactly what I want to do,” said Boston, who majored in communication studies at UNC. “To be able to get the work, and get it while I’m still in the league — it’s so important.”
The Chargers faced the Eagles and the Patriots this past October, losing to both by single digits. With Philadelphia and New England set to kick off Super Bowl LII this Sunday, Boston offered his thoughts on what to watch for in Minneapolis.
Q: Are you surprised at all that these are the two teams left standing?
A: Not at all. Eagles were the first seed. The Patriots have Tom Brady. That’s enough said right there.
Q: Did you think the Eagles were a potential Super Bowl team after playing them in October?
A: With Carson Wentz? Yeah, definitely. But I think towards the end of the season, everybody started doubting them. When Carson went down, it’s a whole different team. During the course of the season, you see people go through the ups and downs. To see the Eagles go […]