The number of Washington quarterbacks becoming football analysts increased on Tuesday.
Amazon announced that former commanding quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who retired from football earlier this month, will join Prime Video’s “Thursday Night Football” broadcast as an analyst. Other Washington quarterbacks joined the studio as football analysts after games, including Robert Griffin III (ESPN), Alex Smith (ESPN) and Mark Sanchez (FOX).
‘Thursday Night Football’ will air on Amazon in 2022, with Fitzpatrick joining former players Richard Sherman and Tony Gonzalez on a broadcast from a desk owned by Jeff Bezos Pre, midfield and post-match coverage.
“Amazon jumped at me,” Fitzpatrick told Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. “As far as it goes, it’s fresh. It makes me very clear about what I want to get into.”
Fitzpatrick started just one game for Washington. The 39-year-old Gunners journeyman, known for his beard and an Ivy League degree from Harvard, is Washington’s starting quarterback at the start of the 2021 season. But the 17-year-old suffered a hip injury in the first half of his first game of the season before undergoing season-ending hip surgery.