Former Raiders tight end Colton Underwood has been named the next Bachelor


You might not remember him as a Raider, but since leaving the Silver and Black two years ago, former NFL tight end Colton Underwood has been quite busy.

The Illinois native was a member of the Raiders from December 2015 to August 2016, and had previous stints with the Philadelphia Eagles, and the then-San Diego Chargers. Towards the end of his tenure with the Raiders, Underwood made headlines because of his confirmed relationship with gold-medal Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman. The two dated for a substantial amount of time, but Underwood has found him back in the dating scene. Following his split with Raisman, Underwood appeared as a contestant on The Bachelorette, and is now set to be the new bachelor on The Bachelor.

The news was announced this morning on the widely-watched Good Morning America show, take a look.

He might not be on the sidelines anymore, but you can still watch Underwood on television. The upcoming season of The Bachelor will kickoff sometime in early 2019.