Ryan Fitzpatrick brings “Fitzmagic” to the broadcast booth.
The passenger, who retired earlier this month following nine NFL seasons with nine different teams, joins Amazon Prime Video as an analyst for quarterback-Thursday night football.
“Even though my playing life is over, I still have no love for football,” said Fitzpatrick. Press release Tuesday is the day. “I’m excited to start this new chapter with Thursday Night Football and look forward to sharing my unique experiences and perspectives with football fans.”
Join Fitzpatrick Tony Gonzalez and Richard Sherman on Amazon Prime’s TNF pregame, halftime and postgame coverage. The 2022 TNF schedule includes each of the nine teams that Fitzpatrick has played in his NFL career: the Rams, the Bengals, the Bills, the Titans, the Texans, the Jets, the Buccaneers, the Dolphins and the Commanders.
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Fitzpatrick played two seasons with the Los Angeles Rams (2005-06) and two seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals (2007-08) as a four-year starter with Buffalo Bills (2009-13). He spent two seasons each season with the Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans before working with the New York Jets.
During his last five seasons, Fitzpatrick fought for starter time in two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2017-18) and two seasons with Tuva Tagovylova while playing quarterback James Jamie Winston. His last season, competing against Taylor Heineke in Washington, was reduced to just one game due to a hip injury at the end of the season.
“One of the greatest characters in the league, Ryan has been a fan favorite and beloved companion wherever he has been for the past 17 seasons,” said Jared Stacey, Prime Video Director of Global Live Sports Productions. “We’re excited to have him on our Thursday night football team and know that our viewers will love his humor and intelligence on the show every week.”
Fitzpatrick, selected in the seventh round from Harvard by the St. Louis Rams in 2005, confirmed his retirement on June 3, thanking his former teammates for the “Magical Ride”. Fitzpatrick finished his career with 34,990 passing yards and 223 passing touchdowns in 166 games.
Collaboration: Safeed Dean