Former New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is joining another team this year. No, the well traveled journeyman quarterback is not playing this year — he retired after 17 years earlier this off-season. Fitzpatrick will be joining Amazon this fall as a pregame, halftime and postgame analyst on the streamers Thursday Night package.
“Amazon jumped out at me,” Fitzpatrick told The New York Post. “In terms of it is something that’s fresh and new. It just made a lot of sense of what I was trying to get into.”
NEWS: Ryan Fitzpatrick joins Amazon Prime Video as a pregame analyst on Thursday Night Football, The Post has learned.— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) June 21, 2022
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Fitzpatrick will be joined by former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and former Seahawks and 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman. Both Gonzalez and Sherman are well known for their gift of gab. Fitzpatrick, not known as being as boisterous as a player, will be an interesting addition. In addition to playing for the Jets in 2015 and ’16, Fitzpatrick played for the then-St. Louis Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans, and Washington Commanders.
How much will it cost you to watch the ex-Jet as well as the NFL Thursday night games on Amazon this year? How does $14.99 a month or $139 a year sound to you? Amazon is one of the more expensive streaming services right behind Netflix, which costs $15.99 a month for its standard package and $20 for its premium package. Of course both streaming giants (as well as others like Apple TV +, Roku) have been hit hard by the slumping stock market, especially after Netflix revealed it lost 200,000 subscribers.