“Though my playing career is over, my love for football hasn’t waned,” Fitzpatrick said in a statement. “I am excited to begin this new chapter with Thursday Night Football and look forward to sharing my unique experiences and perspectives with football fans.”
Fitzpatrick was the starting quarterback for nine different teams in his 17-year NFL run, the most in league history. His career was worth watching, with flashes of brilliance from the setbacks of despair. He is the only NFL QB to throw touchdown passes and interceptions with eight different teams. On the Buccaneers in 2018, he became the first NFL quarterback to throw over 400 yards in three consecutive games. Fitzpatrick has the most career passing yards and touchdown passes among NFL quarterbacks with no postseason appearance.
Fitzpatrick played college ball at Harvard, where he graduated not only with a degree in economics.
At training camp, he reportedly completed the Wonderlik test—which measures cognitive ability and problem-solving ability—in just nine minutes and, according to The Wall Street Journal, scored 48. This score is still the highest by a QB.
Today’s announcement was made by Jared Stacy, Prime Video’s Director of Global Live Sports Production.
“One of the league’s great characters, Ryan has been a fan favorite and a beloved companion wherever he has been over the past 17 seasons,” Stacy said. “We are now thrilled to have him on our Thursday night football team and know our audience will love to see his sense of humor and wits on display each week.”
Fitzpatrick joins an expanded roster of Prime Video Thursday Night Football on-air talent that includes legendary play-by-play announcer Al Michaels, five-time Emmy-winning analyst Kirk Herbstreit, Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Tony Gonzalez and All -Pro included. Cornerback Richard Sherman. Fred Gaudelli, creator of seven Super Bowls and a recent inductee into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame, will serve as executive producer of sports coverage of Thursday Night Football. Multi-Emmy-award-winners Mike Muriano and Spoon Duffy are executive and senior coordinating producers of pregame, halftime and postgame coverage of Thursday Night Football. Additional members of the TNF on-air team will be announced in the coming weeks.
Prime Video will be the first streaming service to air a season-long exclusive National Broadcast package with the NFL starting September 15. The 11-year deal includes 15 regular-season games and one pre-season game per year, with Prime Video providing new pregame, halftime and postgame shows as well as AWS-powered interactive features such as X-Ray and Next Gen Stats. does. Viewers can stream from the web at amazon.com/TNF or using the Prime Video app.