Beginning with the 2022 NFL season, Amazon will stream “Thursday Night Football” exclusively on Prime Video. The games will be called by Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit.
Amazon has begun assembling its studio team, reportedly adding Charissa Thompson as host and Tony Gonzalez, Richard Sherman and Ryan Fitzpatrick as analysts. Marshawn Lynch also is expected to join the staff in some capacity.
With a star-studded cast already in place, Amazon has continued adding notable NFL players to its coverage. According to Ryan Glasspiegel of the New York Post, former Los Angeles Rams stars Aqib Talib and Andrew Whitworth will have a role as well:
Amazon is adding two more former NFL stars to Prime Video’s “Thursday Night Football” coverage.
Aqib Talib and Andrew Whitworth are expected to be part of the studio team, The Post has learned. Both are former All-Pros at their respective positions, cornerback and offensive tackle, and both are Super Bowl champions.
Talib and Whitworth aren’t expected to be traditional analysts, and instead will contribute in other ways for Amazon’s Thursday Night Football coverage:
A source said that Talib and Whitworth won’t be desk analysts, but rather will contribute elsewhere on Amazon’s “Thursday Night Football” studio programming, and other ancillary NFL content.
Talib enjoyed a 12-year NFL career, which included a stop with the Rams from 2018-19. In his two seasons with the team, the five-time Pro Bowler accumulated one interception and seven passes defended across 13 games.
Whitworth played 16 seasons in the NFL, including five with the Rams, earning four Pro Bowl nods, two All-Pro selections and a Super Bowl title. He retired earlier this offseason and expressed a desire to remain in football in some capacity.