All-time great running back Marshawn Lynch remains an all-time great personality. Roughly two years after the five-time Pro Bowler played his last NFL game, those who follow the gridiron world could get their weekly fix of Mr. Lynch.
According to Andrew Marchand of the NY Post, Amazon is targeting Marshawn Lynch for its new “Thursday Night Football” studio show which will debut during the 2022 season.
“Amazon envisions Lynch potential being part of a more relaxed studio-type show, as well as conducting interviews, according to sources. Lynch, 36, could possibly do reports about the city the games are taking place in, utilizing his sense of humor,” the report read.
It was just this past season that Marshawn Lynch made waves during a “ManningCast” broadcast on “Monday Night Football” by dropping the F-bomb live on air.
It’s this type of personality Amazon is looking to capture (without the controversy) as its exclusive 15-game package debuts during the 2022 season.
Marshawn Lynch one of many personalities heading to Amazon?
Amazon is looking to hit it big as it debuts the aforementioned new package. That includes targeting legendary play-by-play guy Al Michaels to man the booth. 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, this would be a tad different than the “ManningCast” broadcast that ESPN debuted during the 2021 season featuring Peyton and Eli Manning.
However, the streaming service would have to give Marshawn Lynch a bit more wriggle room than a traditional network. That makes things cloudy in terms of a potential relationship.
Despite his brilliant performance during a 13-year career witht he Bills, Seahawks and Raiders, Lynch had a questionable relationship with the media. That’s putting it mildly. Now, he might end up becoming a member of said media.
Talk about a 180.