Tuesday October 3, 2023

Pat McAfee’s Next Move Could Be ‘Thursday Night Football’

  • McAfee is reportedly in talks with Amazon to join its first live sports coverage, per the New York Post.
  • Talks also include potentially airing “The Pat McAfee Show” on Prime Video.
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Talk show host, WWE commentator, and former NFL punter Pat McAfee is reportedly in talks with Amazon to join its “Thursday Night Football” coverage, per the New York Post.

No deal has been finalized ahead of Amazon’s first season holding exclusive media rights to “TNF.” 

In March 2021, Amazon agreed to an 11-year deal with the NFL that will pay the league $1 billion per season for the exclusive rights. 

In addition to his possible contribution to Amazon’s NFL coverage, McAfee has also discussed airing his “The Pat McAfee Show” on Prime Video. 

The sports talk show currently airs Monday through Friday on YouTube and Sirius XM. 

Amazon is steadily building its team for live NFL content. In March, it hired ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit and legendary NBC commentator Al Michaels to handle Prime’s “Thursday Night Football” coverage.

Michaels secured a three-year deal worth between $10 million and $15 million per year, while Herbstreit will pocket more than $10 million per year.

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