Kirk Herbstreit to become senior analyst for Amazon’s TNF

Fans of one of the most recognizable voices in college sports, Kirk Herbstreit, will get to see him on an extra weekday night in 2022. Herbstreit has reportedly signed a deal to become Amazon’s lead Thursday Night Football analyst. . The good news here is that we’ll still be able to hear and see Kirk Herbstreit on College Gameday as well as prime-time college football games.

From the start of the 2022 NFL season, Amazon’s Prime Video will be the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football and will cover an 11-year period. Prime Video is picking up games that were previously on FOX, but they will carry all 15 TNF games.

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While this all sounds exciting and great for Herbstreit, there is a specific downside when it comes to being able to watch TNF this upcoming season. If the game you’re trying to watch isn’t in your region, you’ll be forced to pay for Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime already has a large following, so I don’t see them struggling right off the bat. However, we’ll have to wait and see if they’re able to generate a larger following over time.

Moving on to the team here in Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers will most likely have a Thursday night game on the schedule once the dates are released. At the moment we can only speculate, but in recent seasons the Bucs have had some exciting matchups on Thursday nights.

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We should all hope that Kirk is as good as an NFL analyst as he is for college football. If so, we’re definitely in for an exciting fall.

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