Richard Sherman Joins Amazon Prime Video’s ‘TNF’ Coverage, Leaves Door Open for NFL Return

The voice of the Legion of Boom is moving away from football – for now.

Richard Sherman told NFL Network’s Steve Wyche on Tuesday that he was joining Amazon Prime Video Thursday night football coverage this season. However, the 34-year-old veteran cornerback hasn’t ruled out a potential return to the game, postponing his retirement for the time being.

“No, no, I always leave that door open for as long as I can,” Sherman told Wyche. “Obviously I will continue to train and stay in shape, but I have to take opportunities when they arise, and this is an amazing opportunity with Amazon, so I couldn’t pass it up.

“But I’m going to leave that door open, if anyone wants to call at the end of December and needs help, I’ll be happy to help.”

Sherman will work on Amazon Prime Video’s pregame, halftime and postgame broadcasts on Thursday night, joining Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez, Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit as notable names for the streamer’s first season. TNF cover.

“I think it’s important for players to keep pushing the game forward and educating fans through real experience and real intellect and trying to take them even deeper into the game,” said said Sherman, explaining his decision to go into broadcasting. “I think you try to simplify it as much as you can for them, but I think the more informed and educated the fans are, the better the experience. You want to help them understand their team, understand why that touchdown is happening. happened, figure out why this big run happened, figure out why this interception happened, and I think I can do it.”

Sherman is entering the next stage of his career with quite a legacy. A five-time Pro Bowler and three-time First-Team All-Pro selection, Sherman morphed into a tight end cornerback just as his Seattle Seahawks rose to prominence in the first half of the past decade. . The former Stanford fifth-round pick was a vital part of a stifling Seattle defense that helped the Seahawks make back-to-back Super Bowl appearances in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, winning Super Bowl XLVIII in a stunning performance and dominant against the mighty Denver Broncos. .

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