Richard Sherman officially joins the Amazon Thursday night production

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In what essentially amounts to an announcement of his retirement from playing football, veteran cornerback Richard Sherman officially has joined Amazon’s Thursday Night Football production.

Sherman joins Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez as the two formally-announced analysts the Thursday night pregame, halftime, and postgame broadcasts. Ryan Fitzpatrick reportedly will be added as well, and Fox’s Charissa Thompson reportedly will host.

The pre-, half, and postgame crew will travel to every game site.

Sherman played for the Seahawks, 49ers, and Buccaneers. Although he has not officially said he’s done playing, this development presumably means the door has closed on his playing career.

49 responses to “Richard Sherman officially joins the Amazon Thursday night production

  1. Charissa Thompson is very good. Sherman, Gonzalez, and Fitzpatrick– I’m intrigued. Sounds like it will be a fun show.

  2. Great hire. Fabulous. I believe Mr Sherman is the next big thing in sports broadcasting. Gonzalez is pretty good. Fitzmagic might work out. That Clarissa???? Ridiculous hire, but not surprised. It will be absolutely cringeworthy and shameless how they make her dress. Maybe not as embarrassing as they make the ladies on MLB Network, but it’ll be bad.

  3. How do you know how good or bad he will be? If you don’t like a player, that means he will be bad? I know RG III is excellent as an analyst on television.

  4. Don’t get all the hate. Sherman is very intelligent and articulate. Let’s see how he does before going ‘ugggghhhh’

  5. Fox, NBC, CBS, ESPN, Or NFL NEtwork. Those are the only channels that can have NFL games. NO online.

  6. Not buying PRIME To just watch THURSDAY NIGHT GAMES…might walk to the bar though and watch!!’

  7. Sherman was classless coming up and getting in Brady’s face after a Super Bowl. Was disgraceful. And his freak out on his teammates in Super Bowl 54 against the Chiefs made a fool of himself. Screaming at teammates to “calm the F down”. Not much class by Amazon.

  8. Some may not like him, but, super-smart guy. Should provide great insight. Looking forward to it.

  9. I think I’ll watch TNF on mute with this all star cast of hosts and commentators

  10. He’s too wooden in his delivery. It’s not that he’s not passionate. His voice is just kind of nauseating after awhile.

  11. For as much of a tool as he could come off as sometimes, during his playing career, I wouldn’t be shocked at all, if he’s great at something like this. It will be interesting. He’s actually a very smart guy.

  12. Oh I’m sure he’ll have all kinds hot takes. Just don’t ask him about that one thing.

  13. I think we need to cut Amazon some slack. It’s not as if they have had an established schedule of NFL broadcasts to trial run their broadcast options and then sample input from football fans. This upcoming season IS their development run. Godspeed and good luck to all.

  14. Can’t wait to continue not watching… not because of him, just in general

  15. EVERYONE is going to be signing up to get Amazon now.
    The folks that run Amazon know that people are clamoring to hear Richard Sherman.

  16. This confirms my theory that most network executives have a bizarre deep hatred for the viewers! Since they can’t attack us directly, they put people like Richard Sherman on broadcasts to torture us!

  17. Wow. This news really makes me want to pay to join Amazon.so.I can watch TNF, said no one ever.

  18. Sherman played for the Seahawks, 49ers, and Buccaneers. Although he has not officially said he’s done playing, this development presumably means the door has closed on his playing career.

    the door is closed but sherman is on the other side banging and screaming….

  19. nite2al says:
    June 14, 2022 at 8:16 pm
    How do you know how good or bad he will be? If you don’t like a player, that means he will be bad? I know RG III is excellent as an analyst on television.
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    I have heard enough of him during his playing days that I have no interest in hearing any more from him now. Sorry that hurts your feelings.

  20. No one on earth likes to hear himself talk as much as Richard Sherman does. Oh and the person who said that Sherman is articulate maybe you missed his post game interview right after he won his only Superbowl, he’s not that articulate he’s just loud.

  21. 4theWin says:
    June 14, 2022 at 8:47 pm
    Don’t get all the hate. Sherman is very intelligent and articulate. Let’s see how he does before going ‘ugggghhhh’
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    We only know how intelligent and articulate he is because he tells us he is in every interview! Let’s hope the NFL continues with their history of bad TNF matchups, this is a terrible lineup

  22. It seems Amazon doesn’t really care about his recent arrest and troubling personal conduct.

  23. riverhorsey says:
    June 14, 2022 at 10:00 pm
    Sherman was classless coming up and getting in Brady’s face after a Super Bowl.
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    Sherman did that after a regular season game. After the SB loss to Brady, Sherman shook Brady’s hand and congratulated him.

    I don’t care about that, I dislike Sherman for stuff like threatening a reporter’s career.

  24. riverhorsey says:
    June 14, 2022 at 10:00 pm
    Sherman was classless coming up and getting in Brady’s face after a Super Bowl. Was disgraceful

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    That was a regular season game. Brady’s put 350 yards on the Seahawks including two 4th quarter TDs in their SB. Richard was nowhere to be found afterwards

  25. riverhorsey says:
    June 14, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Sherman was classless coming up and getting in Brady’s face after a Super Bowl. Was disgraceful. And his freak out on his teammates in Super Bowl 54 against the Chiefs made a fool of himself. Screaming at teammates to “calm the F down”. Not much class by Amazon.
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    That was a regular season game when he got in Brady’s face. Brady actually initiated the trash talk when the Patriots were up 23-10. But when the Pats’ eventually lost the game, Sherman got in Brady’s face, “You mad, Bro?”. Turnabout is fair play.

  26. He will do fine. The games on TNF will be good and they are what we watch. I, like most NFL fans, decide what channel to watch based on the teams playing.

  27. Sherman, Gonzalez, and Fitzpatrick. This is either going to be great or truly awful. No middle ground. Sherman speaks truth to power. He could be good in this spot.

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