Amazon has hired Richard Sherman. For its inaugural season in the fall, the seasoned cornerback will be a part of the Thursday night NFL coverage crew on Amazon Prime. Following earlier rumors that the two parties were in negotiations, Amazon and Sherman both acknowledged the news on Tuesday. The end of Sherman’s football career isn’t necessarily implied by the announcement.
The 2021 season saw Sherman, 34, appear in only five games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to injuries. He said he’s keeping himself in football shape and intends to be ready if a club calls him on Thursday, according to NFL Network. Sherman has played in the Pro Bowl five times, but he hasn’t exceeded five games in a season since 2019. His main job is currently at Amazon. Sherman will collaborate with other important members of the streaming crew, Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit. Pregame, halftime, and postgame coverage are all likely to be handled by Sherman.