Ryan Fitzpatrick previously lined up his submit-taking part in occupation after officially retiring from the NFL on June 2.
The previous 17-calendar year NFL quarterback will turn into Amazon Prime Video’s most recent “Thursday Night Soccer” analyst, the corporation announced Tuesday. Fitzpatrick will be a portion of the firm’s pregame, halftime and postgame protection, per the announcement.
“Despite the fact that my actively playing career has appear to an conclude, my enjoy for football has not,” Fitzpatrick explained in a assertion released by Amazon. “I’m energized to commence this new chapter with Thursday Night Soccer and hunting forward to sharing my exclusive ordeals and views with football followers.”
Fitzpatrick is Amazon’s most recent broadcast addition soon after Richard Sherman and Corridor of Fame restricted stop Tony Gonzalez joined earlier this calendar year. Sherman hasn’t retired from the league in spite of becoming a member of Amazon’s solid.
Fox Sport’s Charissa Thompson will host Amazon’s coverage, whilst former “Sunday Evening Soccer” broadcaster Al Michaels and ESPN college or university football analyst Kirk Herbstreit have by now been tapped to simply call the game titles from the booth.
Fitzpatrick retired from the NFL previously this month immediately after a extended profession that included playing for 9 teams since 2005. He opened the 2021 year with the Washington Commanders (then the Washington Soccer Group) but suffered a season-ending hip damage in 7 days 1. Fitzpatrick completed his vocation with 34,990 passing yards, a 60.7 completion proportion, 223 passing touchdowns,23 rushing touchdowns and 169 interceptions.
Fitzpatrick informed the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand in an interview on Tuesday he picked the Amazon work simply because it was “fresh new and now” and would give him more time to devote with his relatives.
“ … For me to be ready to sit down with my children and observe some of these video games on Sunday,” Fitzpatrick stated. “It is anything I haven’t experienced a total great deal of time to do these last 17 several years.”