After both sides agreed to an 11-year media rights deal, the NFL welcomed Amazon as its new broadcast partner.
The contract is estimated to be worth $1 billion annually, and Prime Video will broadcast Thursday Night Football games.
Amazon did not stop delivering football action through streaming.
Instead, they ensured the best tandem possible to call the games.
The new TNF broadcast booth: Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit.
49ers vs. Texans tonight is on Amazon. pic.twitter.com/zFELCNSxAa
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) August 25, 2022
Pro Football Focus writer Ari Meirov tweeted, “The new TNF broadcast booth: Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit. 49ers vs. Texans tonight is on Amazon.”
They couldn’t ask for a better tandem than these two professionals.
Herbstreit has been ESPN’s College Gameday analyst and has won five Sports Emmy Awards.
The former Ohio State quarterback has also called Monday Night Football games.
Aside from his deal with Amazon, he remains with ESPN to do Gameday and Saturday Night Football.
He also served as a commentator for EA Sports’ NCAA Football game until it was put on hiatus.
Amazon Signs A Legend
It’s difficult to find a sportscaster with a prestigious resume like Michaels.
He will forever have his place in sports lore because of his “Do you believe in miracles?” call during the 1980 Winter Olympics.
Aside from football and hockey, he has also called baseball, basketball, boxing, and horse racing.
He joined NBC Sports in 1971 and stayed there until 1974.
Michaels lasted one year with CBS before joining ABC Sports in 1976.
He became a fixture of the network’s Monday Night Football broadcast until he left in 2006.
After which, he returned to NBC for Sunday Night Football and stayed until last season.
Like Herbstreit, Michaels is also a five-time Sports Emmy winner.
He has also been named Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association, American Sportscasters Association, and Washington Journalism Review.