He was the inspiration for this podcast. Nearly every day on the radio, Tyler Polumbus tells stories about his trials and tribulations in the NFL. One day his co-host remarked how his stories would make a great book called “How I Got Cut.” Susie Wargin was listening that day and that’s when the lightbulb to create Cut Traded Fired Retired.
Tyler is a Colorado native who played football at Cherry Creek High School. He had several scholarship opportunities for college and chose the University of Colorado where his father also played football. After a great senior year on the offensive line for the Buffs, he was invited to the NFL Combine where he tripped and fell during the 40-yard dash. Needless to say, he went undrafted, but was invited to minicamp by 31 teams. He picked the Broncos where Mike Shanahan became a mentor for him. Unfortunately, Mike would be fired after Tyler’s rookie season.
The Broncos’ next coach, Josh McDaniels, cut Tyler in 2010. Over the next few years, he spent time with the Lions, Seahawks, Redskins, Falcons and landed back with the Broncos for the perfect finale to his career: a victory at Super Bowl 50.
In retirement, Tyler took a stab at radio where he has flourished. He’s worked for 3 different companies, sometimes by his choice, sometimes because others have decided his fate.
Hosted by Susie Wargin