It did not take long for retired NFL quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to find a new gig. The longtime NFL journeyman quarterback will join Amazon Prime Video as an NFL analyst. He will reportedly be heading the pregame show for Thursday Night Football on Amazon. Fitzpatrick spent 17 seasons in the NFL before retiring from football this offseason. He spent those 17 years with nine teams. “Fitzmagic” will now lend his personality to Amazon and Thursday Night Football.
Thursdays are about to be Fitzmagical. ????
— NFL On Prime Video (@NFLonPrime) June 21, 2022
In a released statement about the deal, Ryan Fitzpatrick said the following: “Amazon jumped out at me,” in terms of it is something that’s fresh and new. It just made a lot of sense of what I was trying to get into.” The trend of hiring retired NFL players, mostly quarterbacks, has grown larger over recent years and has seen great success. Fitzpatrick has a large personality and was likely to be highly desired as an NFL analyst when he did decide to retire from football. The new Amazon pregame show will have plenty of “Fitzmagic”.
An updated look at Amazon’s 2022-2023 NFL broadcast team:
? Al Michaels
? Kirk Herbstreit
? Charissa Thompson (expected)
? Tony Gonzalez
? Richard Sherman
Now, Ryan Fitzpatrick joins the TNF studio. pic.twitter.com/qLYuxRtos3
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) June 21, 2022
The Amazon Prime Video crew for Thursday Night Football is full of talent and personality. While it may not pull in the viewership of Sunday Night Football or Monday Night Football, it should still be an incredibly well-put-together show. The NFL has expanded into more streaming services and things like this are likely only the beginning. Congratulations to Ryan Fitzpatrick on his new gig.