Report: Richard Sherman “deep in talks” for role on Amazon NFL broadcasts

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Richard Sherman has not announced his retirement from the NFL, but it appears he’s headed toward a non-playing role for the 2022 season.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Sherman is deep in talks for a role with Amazon. Amazon made the winning bid for the rights to broadcast Thursday Night Football starting this season.

Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit will call those games. It is not clear what role Sherman would play for their broadcasts.

Rapoport adds that Sherman will stay in shape should a playing opportunity arise at some point. Calf and Achilles injuries have limited him to 10 games over the last two seasons, however, and the interest in a broadcasting job suggests that Sherman’s time as an active player is likely up.

17 responses to “Report: Richard Sherman “deep in talks” for role on Amazon NFL broadcasts

  1. There has got to be more responsible faces that a company would want their client base to see??? Im already detered from watching by this report.

  2. Since Sherman is a genius Stanford grad, I’m pretty certain those “deep discussions” involve important issues like parallel universes and tears in the fabric of the space/time continuum.

  3. I don’t want to hear him talk. He will be annoyingly bad, like Tony Romo. Please no

  4. If you want people to not tune in, this is who you hire. Whoever is in charge of hiring over there and doesn’t understand that, it’s amazing they’ve made it this far in life by being so situationally unaware.

  5. I think it would be a good hire. Pretty sure he has a degree from Stanford in communications. Seems to have a colorful personality. Give him a chance then judge.

  6. He’s always had his detractors for apparently questionable reasons, but I really don’t understand the pass he seems to be getting in the business for a violent domestic episode caught on camera.

  7. Dear God, no! Why do they find the most obnoxious people to do these jobs! They MUST know how many fans despise him and his mouth!

  8. Why not? He’s always interesting. Never boring and refreshingly does not try to equate playing football with splitting the atom (see Orlavsky, Dan).

  9. I always thought of Randy Moss as a big mouth, but he’s turned out to be good on Monday Night Countdown, where he seems to have great chemistry with Steve Young, Booger, and Suzy Kolber. Could be a similar situation with Sherman on Amazon if they put him in the right spot with the right people.

  10. This is a Seattle-BayArea-influenced Amazon decision. Ugh. If you are going that route, pick Marshawn Lynch.

  11. Why can’t he use his Stanford degree and get a regular job?

  12. Mr. Sherman does not deserve to be a broadcaster; he deserves to be the NFLPA President.

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