NEW YORK (AP) – Ryan Fitzpatrick brings his magic touch to the cockpit.
Amazon Prime Video announced Tuesday that Fitzpatrick, the recently retired quarterback on Thursday nicknamed “FitzMagic,” is joining the streaming service as an analyst for his first season as the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football. “.
Fitzpatrick will be part of Amazon’s coverage before the game, half the time and after the game.
Although the 39-year-old started for a record nine teams in his 17-year career, only one of this year’s Thursday night matchups featured two of his former teams: the Cincinnati Bengals hosting the Miami Dolphins on September 29th.
“One of the great characters in the league, Ryan has been a fan favorite and a beloved teammate wherever he has gone in the last 17 seasons,” said Jared Stacy, Prime Video’s director of sports production. live worldwide, he said in a statement. “We are excited to have him on our team now and know that our viewers will love seeing his sense of humor and intelligence on display every week.”
Fitzpatrick joins Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez and All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman as studio analysts. Al Michaels will be the play-by-play announcer with Kirk Herbstreit as his stand partner.
Prime Video will lead a preseason game when San Francisco faces Houston on August 25th. His first regular-season game Thursday night comes Sept. 15 when Kansas City hosts the Los Angeles Chargers.
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