Amazon Takes Over Thursday Night Football Next Season; Fan-Favorite NFL Star Targeted as Analyst

Published 01/12/2022, 7:29 AM EST
Marshawn Lynch


Marshawn Lynch is a colorful personality. So it comes as no surprise that Amazon is very interested in working with Lynch. Prime is launching a new “Thursday Night Football” show for the next NFL season. They are eyeing the fan-favorite NFL star to become a reporter and analyst. 

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Marshawn is being considered by Amazon as a potential host. They want to make a relaxed studio show. This broadcast will feature interviews of many NFL stars conducted by Lynch. We all know about his amazing sense of humor, so imagine how perfect a show hosted by Lynch would be. He cannot report to different cities every week, that is why a studio show would be perfect for him.

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Amazon is attempting to establish the trust of the NFL fans with their new broadcast. They want to infuse some additional aspects into the show’s presentation. Amazon had previously negotiated with the legendary NBC play-by-play analyst Al Michaels. They wanted Michael in the leading position for their broadcast. The deal has not been finalized yet, but the talks are in the advanced stage. For the new NFL broadcast, Amazon is also bringing aboard the executive producer of the NBC “Sunday Night Football” Fred Gaudelli. They want Gaudelli to oversee all the game presentations. 

The Post recently reported some potential candidates to accompany Al Michaels. The leading names are former Saints star Drew Brees, former wide receiver and sports broadcaster Cris Collinsworth, and the legendary Troy Aikman. Along with them, a mystery candidate is also in talks. This would be a high-profile name; a former coach or a player, perhaps. Amazon wants their NFL show to be like Monday Night Football’s Manningcast. 

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Why would Marshawn Lynch be perfect for this role?

Marshawn Lynch is a superb entertainer. He knows how to talk. His interviews are some of the funniest out there. One example of his hilarious antics was his Manningcast appearance. The Seattle Seahawks running back presented Peyton and Eli with the first F-bomb of the Manningcast. Back in September, the group was analyzing the week game between the Saints and the Eagles. During the broadcast, Lynch mistakenly said, “What the F*ck!?” Peyton Manning had to apologize for the slip-up later. 

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Giving Marshawn his own show would be the perfect recipe for a hit. It has the potential for becoming one of the most entertaining NFL broadcasts next season.

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Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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Sports journalist by day, gamer by night and a gym addict by morning. Gurjyot has been a lifelong fan of Wrestling, Contact sports, Rock music and Video games. With a degree in English Literature and Economics from Patkar College, Mumbai, he is set out to conquer every task he sets his mind to.

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