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NEW YORK – Ryan Fitzpatrick makes his magic mark on the broadcast booth.
Amazon Prime Video announced on Tuesday that Fitzpatrick, the recently retired journeyman quarterback 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 of pregame, pause and postgame.
Although the 39-year-old started for record-breaking nine teams during his 17-year career, only one of this season’s Thursday night matches features two of his former teams: the Cincinnati Bengals, who host the Miami Dolphins in September. . 29.
“One of the great characters in the league, Ryan has been a fan favorite and a beloved teammate everywhere he has been over the last 17 seasons,” said Jared Stacy, Prime Video’s director of global live sports production, in a statement. “We are excited to now have him on our team and know that our viewers will love seeing his sense of humor and intelligence on display each 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 have a preseason game when the San Francisco 49ers face the Houston Texans on August 25th. Its first Thursday night in regular season comes in September. 15, when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Los Angeles Chargers.