Marshawn Lynch May Host Amazon Studio Show “Thursday Night Football”


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Great running back Marshawn Lynch remains an all-time great personality. About two years after the five-time Pro Bowler played his last game in the NFL, those who follow the grill world could get their weekly fix from Mr. Lynch.

According to Andrew Marchand of the NY Post, Amazon is targeting Marshawn Lynch for his new studio show “Thursday Night Football” which will debut in the 2022 season.

Amazon is considering Lynch’s potential as part of a more laid-back studio-style show, as well as conducting interviews, sources say. Lynch, 36, could potentially report on the city the games are set in. , using his sense of humor, ”the report says.

It wasn’t until last season that Marshawn Lynch made waves on a “ManningCast” show on “Monday Night Football” by dropping the F-Bomb live on the air.

It’s this type of personality that Amazon seeks to capture (without controversy) as its exclusive 15-game package debuts in the 2022 season.

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Amazon is looking to hit hard by releasing the aforementioned new package. This includes targeting legendary play-by-play player Al Michaels to hold the stand. The Post also reported last year that Troy Aikman, Drew Brees and Cris Collinsworth were among those the streaming service was looking to team up with Mr Michaels.

As for the studio show itself, it would be a little different from the “ManningCast” show that ESPN debuted in the 2021 season with Peyton and Eli Manning.

However, the streaming service should give Marshawn Lynch a bit more leeway than a traditional network. This makes things murky in terms of a potential relationship.

Despite his brilliant performance during a 13-year career with the Bills, Seahawks and Raiders, Lynch had a questionable relationship with the media. This is an understatement. Now he might end up becoming a member of said media.

Talk about a 180.


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