NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick brings his magic touch to the broadcast booth.
Amazon Prime Video announced Tuesday that Fitzpatrick, the recently retired journeyman quarterback nicknamed “FitzMagic,” will join 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 pregame, halftime and postgame coverage.
Although the 39-year-old has started for a record nine teams in his 17-year career, only one of this year’s Thursday night matchups features two of his former teams: the Cincinnati Bengals who host the Miami Dolphins on September 29.
“One of the league’s great characters, Ryan has been a fan favorite and beloved teammate wherever he has gone for the past 17 seasons,” said Jared Stacy, global sports production manager in direct from Prime Video, in a press release. “We are thrilled to have him now on our team and know 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 pit partner.
Prime Video will host a preseason game when San Francisco takes on Houston on August 25. His regular season opener on Thursday night is Sept. 15 when Kansas City hosts the Los Angeles Chargers.
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