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Seven days ago, Richard Sherman announced he had been hired to be part of Amazon Prime Video’s latest football venture. He now has another confirmed teammate with the hiring of newly retired Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Fitpatrick will be a pregame analyst alongside Sherman and previously announced Tony Gonzalez. That makes a three-man analyst team for pre-game, half-time and post-game analysis, or so it has been reported so far.
The veteran spent seventeen seasons in the NFL before a hip injury cost him the entirety of last season. Now he is a broadcaster. He confirmed the news in an interview with The post office. He said that after injuries and playing for nine teams, moving his family each time, the end of his playing days was near.
“It kind of opened my eyes to life after football,” Fitzpatrick said. “And here we are.”
“Amazon jumped on me,” Fitzpatrick said. “In terms of it’s something that’s fresh and new. It gave a lot of meaning to what I was trying to get into.
Fitzpatrick said he also likes the idea that Amazon’s game will take place on Thursday. This will allow him to attend his children’s football matches and football tournaments. He has seven children aged 3 to 15.
“And also so I can sit down with my kids and watch some of those games on Sunday,” Fitzpatrick said. “It’s something I haven’t had a lot of time to do in the last 17 years.”
Desktop configuration for Thursday night football is still without an anchor/host. Fox’s Charissa Thompson has been reported to be negotiating with Amazon for the job.