Amazon is reportedly targeting Kirk Herbstreit for a major NFL job.
According to the New York Post, Amazon is trying to tap the ESPN and College GameDay star to be the face of “Thursday Night Football” on the streaming giant. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
NEWS: Amazon is eyeing ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit as its Thursday Night Football game analyst, The Post has learned. https://t.co/wixRgYV6Ua
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) February 27, 2022
To make matters more interesting, Herbstreit’s ESPN contract is reportedly written in a fashion that would allow him to work NFL games for Amazon while remaining as the face of College GameDay.
How much money would Herbstreit get to work for Amazon? That’s unknown but given the company’s incredibly deep pockets, you can bet that it would be a huge chunk.
— New York Post (@nypost) February 27, 2022
If Amazon is able to land Herbstreit for “TNF,” it would be a gigantic catch for the company. It would make a massive splash in the NFL world.
Herbstreit is already seen as the face of college football, and I have no doubt at all that he would also crush as the face “Thursday Night Football” on Amazon.
Plus, Amazon needs to make a massive splash now that it’s taking “TNF.” You don’t want to start small. Landing Herbstreit would be going about as big as you possibly could.
Listen to what he had to say here: pic.twitter.com/axFIqxTE6R
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) November 6, 2019
Will he take the job? Time will tell, but even pursuing him is a huge move in the right direction for Amazon.