Amazon Adds Former Seattle Seahawks Star Richard Sherman To Broadcast Team On Prime Video – GeekWire

Richard Sherman at a PAX video game event in Seattle in 2016. (GeekWire File Photo)

Richard Sherman gained a reputation as a vocalist during his celebrated NFL career. Now the former Seattle Seahawks star cornerback will deliver his speech to Amazon Prime Video’s “Thursday Night Football” broadcast team.

Sherman will join Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez this fall on pre, halftime and postgame reporting duties as part of Amazon’s exclusive coverage of NFL football on its Prime streaming service. The main broadcast team consists of play-by-play announcer Al Michaels and analyst Kirk Herbstreit.

“I am beyond excited to begin this journey with Prime Video and be part of this incredible crew they are assembling,” Sherman said in a press release on Tuesday. “It will be the start of something very special.”

Sherman played 11 seasons in the NFL. He was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Seahawks. He led the NFL in interceptions in 2013 and helped Seattle win its first Super Bowl that season. Sherman spent seven seasons in Seattle before joining the San Francisco 49ers and finishing his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“Few people are better equipped to provide insight into the modern NFL than Richard,” said Jared Stacy, director of Global Live Sports Production for Prime Video. “Fans will love seeing his big personality and brilliant football spirit every Thursday night on Prime Video.”

“Thursday Night Football” kicks off on September 15 as Prime Video becomes the first streaming service to broadcast a season-long exclusive national broadcast package with the NFL. The 11-year deal includes 15 regular season games and one preseason game per year. Games will also be streamed live on Twitch and will be available on over-the-air TV stations in the competing teams’ two home markets.