Feb 16, 2022; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams tackle Andrew Whitworth holds the Vince Lombardi trophy during the Super Bowl LVI championship rally at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The 2022-23 NFL season will be the first that Amazon will get full-time coverage of Thursday Night Football, and they have already made a number of big moves to add to their coverage team.

Amazon has already brought in veteran NFL players such as Ryan Fitzpatrick and Richard Sherman to add to its coverage team.

On Monday, Amazaon announced three more additions to its coverage team that should certainly garner the attention of the NFL world.

Former NFL cornerback Aqib Talib and former offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth will be joining Amazon to add to their already loaded roster of former NFL talent now in a media role.

In addition to this, Amazon announced that Charissa Thompson will be joining their team, and hosting its Thursday Night Football pregame show.

It was also announced that she will remain in her role with FOX as a host of “FOX NFL Kickoff” in addition to her new responsibilities on Thursdays with Amazon.

Talib had an impressive first season last year as a color commentator for FOX after his retirement from the NFL in 2020, and many around the NFL world are excited to see him in a slightly different role for Amazon next season.

Meanwhile, Whitworth will be learning on the fly after retiring from the NFL in March after playing a big role in the Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl run this past year.

It has been more and more of a trend for retired NFL players to become key contributors to the coverage of NFL games, and Amazon appears to be leading the charge with a ton of recent additions of former players to their team.


About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.